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Roses can be one of the more profitable flower crops to grow, but also one of the most difficult. Intensive, on-going management is necessary to obtain quality flowers.
The number of rose growers in Western Australia has declined. Many older growers have retired and are not being replaced by newer growers. Increasing competition from imports means that operations need to be highly efficient and it is increasingly difficult for small enterprises to survive. The high capital cost of installing and operating heating for winter production, in combination with cheaper imports from areas with warm winter climates and low labour costs means making money during winter is especially difficult. Most WA production is now either under soil-less or hydroponic systems using a range of methods.
This Bulletin deals with production of roses in soil.
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Cut flowers, Plant diseases, Roses, Greenhouse plants, Crop production, Western Australia
Horticulture | Plant Sciences
Reid, A. (2008), Greenhouse roses for cutflower production. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4738.