Exports of cutflowers and foliage from Western Australia are now worth about $17 million a year. A third of this is picked from the bush, either on Crown Land or areas of remnant bush on private property. While the industry's future lies in cultivation, bush picking is likely to remain important for some years. This can provide both extra income for farmers and benefit the environment - as long as care is taken
Morgan, Anne and Fuss, Alison
"Merging conservation with production in remnant bush,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 35
, Article 7.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol35/iss3/7