Funding Call for Nursery Industry preliminary R&D Proposals
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) is the peak industry body for the Australian nursery and garden industry and is responsible for overseeing the national development and coordination of R&D programs in consultation with Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and regional associations.
Updated release of NGIA Plant Labelling Guidelines
Nursery and Garden Industry Australia have just released Version 2 of their Plant Labelling Guidelines. The updated Guidelines were developed in close consultation with growers, label manufacturers, retailers and industry representatives including a legal team with a specialist interest in intellectual property within the nursery industry. Originally released in 2007, the guidelines were designed to provide industry with an easy to follow guide in the preparation of accurate and unambiguous labels and marketing materials for plants.
Nursery Trade Register now online
Nursery Trade Register 2012-13 now on-line
Have your say on the proposed Biosecurity Eradication Levy
CEO of NGIA, Robert Prince will address meetings of the nursery product levy payers to be held around the country in the coming weeks. One of the key components of these meetings is the vote on the proposed Biosecurity Eradication Levy.
World recognition for Australian nursery
Australia’s Mansfield’s Propagation Nursery has received the Silver Rose in the prestigious International Grower of the Year Award by the prestigious International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). It is the first time an Australian nursery has competed in the Awards.
Survey of Nursery Industry Attitudes to Urban Forest Management
This survey is designed to gain feedback from the nursery industry on issues relating to urban forest management to assist the National Urban Forest Alliance (NUFA) and NGIA set priorities in moving forward.
Australia’s nursery and garden industry supports National Urban Forest Alliance
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has become a Platinum Partner of the National Urban Forest Alliance, which has been formed to promote the growth and recognition of the urban forests in Australian cities and regional centres.
Have your say on the development of the proposed Australian Standard for Specifying Trees
NGIA is calling for all growers to have their say on the development of a proposed Australian Standard for Specifying Trees. The proposed standard concerns trees that are grown in production nurseries and supplied for general use in landscape situations. The aim of the Standard is to lift the quality of trees produced in Australia to minimise the degree of failure of newly planted trees in landscape situations.
Survey for Growers to address changes to Spray Drift Policy
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) have implemented a Spray Drift policy in relation to downwind buffer zones for ground based and aerial spray applications to protect the public, sensitive terrestrial and aquatic areas, and trade.
With further changes likely to be implemented by APVMA, Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) has implemented a grower survey to evaluate the risk and appropriate Drift Reduction Technologies being employed on-farm.
Notice to Australia’s Plant Importers
Revised Import Conditions for Nursery Stock (including tissue cultures)
As part of the medium risk nursery stock import pathway review, Plant Quarantine Operations is introducing a notice of importation form for nursery stock imports (including high risk species). In addition, the DAFF Biosecurity approved sources of tissue cultures free of media has been reviewed and amended.
Further details are provided in Public Quarantine Alert PQA0818 on ICON.
Smart Approved WaterMark survey of the Australian Nursery Industry - Your Assistance Required!
In an attempt to gain a better understanding of the nursery and garden industry’s perception and participation in water conservation practices, Smart Approved WaterMark (SAWM) is asking Australian nursery and garden industry businesses for their opinion and feedback on this matter through a short 5 minute online survey.
Nursery and Garden Industry Australia launches The Australian Nursery and Garden Industry's Policy Position on Quarantine and Biosecurity
Nursery and Garden Industry Australia launched The Australian Nursery and Garden Industry's Policy Position on Quarantine and Biosecurity at its National Conference on Thursday 15 March 2012.
NGIA have relocated and have new contact details
Please be advised that NGIA have relocated and have new contact details
South Australian elected new NGIA President
The new President for Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) is Mr Craig Norman, Managing Director of Wholesale Plants and Products Pty Ltd, based in South Australia...
Improve Your Plant Life Balance call for support
‘Improve your Plant Life Balance’ is the message the nursery and garden industry is hoping all green industries in Australia will support in 2012.
Local Nursery has a Dream-time at water awards
Local Heath Hill nursery, Dream-time Wholesale Nursery, has been named the winner of the Business Category (small) in the national 2011 savewater! awards® for boasting an advanced drainage and run-off collection system that allows the nursery to be almost 100% water self-sufficient.
Potting Mix Analysis
Phosyn Analytical is recognised Australia wide as always being reliable and quick in returning nutrient results for soil, plant tissue and water analysis.
Finalists announced for national 2011 savewater! awards®
The savewater!® Alliance announced today the finalists for the national 2011 savewater! awards®, with 28 finalists being selected from over 1,000 applications across Australia and Internationally.
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia Supports ‘Designed Green Wall Systems’ PhD Scholarship
Applicants are currently being sought for a highly-motivated graduate student with a strong academic record to undertake a three year full-time PhD on ‘Designed Green Wall Systems’ at The University of Melbourne Burnley Campus in Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria.
Production Nursery – 2011 Biosecurity Farmer of the Year (Plant)
NGIQ congratulates Peter and Sandra Young of Birdwood Nursery for the outstanding achievement of being awarded the national 2011 Biosecurity (Plant) Farmer of the Year.
Anita Boucher Young Achiever's Award
This award recognises the outstanding achievement of a young writer, photographer, researcher or broadcaster who has shown excellent promise in communicating the benefits and joys of gardening to the public. This award is generously sponsored by NGIA.
The new 2012 Young Leader Award and Young Leader Development Program
The Young Leader Award seeks to identify, recognize and reward the outstanding achievements of individuals in the Nursery & Garden Industry, who display exceptional commitment and passion towards their business, the industry and leadership potential for association and industry schemes.
National Tree Day – Find Your Perfect Match
National Tree Day – Find Your Perfect Match
Come 31 July, thousands of Australians will be heading to their local parks in support of National Tree Day – but before they go out to plant a tree, they’re being urged to ask their local nursery “Is this tree right for me?”
2011 Young Horticulturist of the Year
Australian Nursery Industry Releases Myrtle Rust Management Plan 2011 Version 1.0
The Australian Nursery and Garden Industry has released a Myrtle Rust Management Plan to assist the Australian Nursery Industry manage Myrtle Rust on ALL plants from the Myrtaceae family.