Nursery Production Technical Information Library

Biosecurity

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Nursery Paper - Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology (Version July 2015 Issue no.6) 7.93 MB 0 downloads

In 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and...
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Managing weeds in production nurseries 4.00 KB 5 downloads

Weeds or pest plants can have serious economic, environmental and social impacts....
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1. AN INDEX OF PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS TECHNICAL ITEMS 365.21 KB 4 downloads

Provides an index of pest, diseases and weeds technical items. ...
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Gypsy Moth Contingency Plan 2010 2.20 MB 1 downloads

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available...
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Water Hyacinth 2011 507.48 KB 3 downloads

Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes is a declared Class 2 plant under the Land Protection...
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Two Spot Mite Factsheet 2013 355.82 KB 3 downloads

Managing two-spotted mite in production nurseries. ...
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Tree ferns (Cyathea spp.): reproductive versus fungal spores 1.05 MB 0 downloads

This fact sheet compares the reproductive spores of the plant with the fungal spores...
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The biology and management of Colletotrichum diseases in production nurseries 946.81 KB 1 downloads

This fact sheet includes information on the causal agents, symptoms, disease cycle,...
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Soilborne root pathogens in production nurseries 8.42 MB 1 downloads

This fact sheet provides information on destructive soilborne fungal pathogens that...
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Silverleaf Whitefly Factsheet 2013 972.37 KB 0 downloads

Managing silverleaf whitefly in production nurseries. ...

Case Studies

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Model For Best Practice Case Study 2010 4.57 MB 2 downloads

Wallum Nurseries: A Model For Best Practice. ...
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Irrigation Upgrade Case Study 2012 4.00 KB 3 downloads

Carbrook Nursery: Irrigation Upgrade ...
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Irrigation System Upgrade Case Study 2009 5.51 MB 2 downloads

Logans Nursery: Irrigation System Upgrade. ...
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Irrigation Scheduling Case Study 2011 1.60 MB 0 downloads

Birdwood Nursery: Water Use Efficiency ...
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BMP Growing Benches Design and Construction 4.00 KB 5 downloads

Constructing growing benches to the standard recognised and encouraged under the...
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Ground Water Storage Case Study 2013 3.85 MB 2 downloads

Tingalpa Wholesale Nursery - Water Use Efficiency ...
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Bottom Up Irrigation Case Study 2012 2.42 MB 3 downloads

Heatons Nursery: Using bottom-up irrigation & coir fibre growing media ...
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Award Plants: Building to Best Management Practice 3.63 MB 4 downloads

This case study looks at Award Plants, a fast-growing production nursery located...

    Emergency & Disaster Planning

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    NGIQ Series Part 9. Recommended good practice 873.47 KB 0 downloads

    This booklet summarises the findings from the report Improving the Performance of...
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    NGIQ Series Part 8. Emergency contacts 158.69 KB 0 downloads

    This fact sheet provides some emergency contact phone numbers as a useful reference...
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    NGIQ Series Part 7. After the disaster checklist 194.64 KB 1 downloads

    This is a checklist which can be used by a nursery business to record and assess...
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    NGIQ Series Part 6. After the cyclone 381.93 KB 1 downloads

    After a cyclone or other severe weather event, there will be some activities to take...
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    NGIQ Series Part 5. During the cyclone 199.03 KB 1 downloads

    This fact sheet lists some important considerations for when a cyclone is imminent...
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    NGIQ Series Part 4. Before the cyclone 295.95 KB 0 downloads

    Once as cyclone has been predicted for the area, immediate actions can be taken...
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    NGIQ Series Part 3. Notes for new nurseries 350.46 KB 0 downloads

    When designing a new nursery, the possibility of high wind events at some time in...
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    NGIQ Series Part 2. Building resilience 4.00 KB 0 downloads

    This fact sheet is designed to provide advice on the longer-term ‘background’...
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    NGIQ Series Part 1. Introduction to series on cyclones and nursery structures 172.44 KB 0 downloads

    This is an introduction to an information series developed from a project by the...

      Energy

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      Solar Pumping 912.97 KB 1 downloads

      With the increasing cost of energy from the grid, the option of using renewable energy...
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      NurseryFootprint (carbon footprint calculator) 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      NurseryFootprint is a carbon footprint calculator designed especially for the Australian...
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      Nursery Footprint Nursery Paper 2010 561.91 KB 0 downloads

      In this month’s Nursery Paper NGIA Environmental & Technical Policy Manager, Dr...
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      Irrigation Drainage & Energy Management Plans (IDEMP) 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      Improving water use efficiency in a production nursery begins with having a clear...
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      Understanding and Managing Power Factor 867.45 KB 0 downloads

      A recent development in the way electricity companies provide power to businesses,...
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      Improving Pumping System Energy Efficiency 934.13 KB 2 downloads

      Taking a whole of system approach to improving the efficiency of pumping systems...
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      Improving Electric Motor Pump Efficiency 871.53 KB 1 downloads

      Depending on use patterns, an electric motor can use four to 10 times its purchase...
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      Energy Savers Plus - Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects 4.00 KB 2 downloads

      The purpose of the Energy Savers program is to assist farmers in reducing energy...
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      Energy efficiency in your greenhouse 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      One of the most valuable attributes of a greenhouse is the opportunity to manage...

      Growing Media

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      Calibrating pH and EC meters 4.00 KB 0 downloads

      pH and Electrical Conductivity meters are extremely useful pieces of equipment used...
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      Growing Media Wettability Testing Video 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      The ability of a growing media to take up water effectively once it has dried out...
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      Growing Media Water Holding Capacity Testing 4.00 KB 2 downloads

      Knowing the amount of water held within a growing media, referred to as Water Holding...
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      Growing Media Physical Properties 2013 548.39 KB 0 downloads

      Air filled porosity (AFP), water holding capacity (WHC), bulk density, shrinkage,...
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      Growing Media pH and EC Testing Video 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      Knowing the pH and Electrical Conductivity or EC of your growing media can help you...
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      Growing Media Nursery Paper 2010 534.46 KB 2 downloads

      In this month’s Nursery Paper, NGINA Industry Development Officer, Michael Danelon...
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      Growing Media Air Filled Porosity Testing Video 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      Plant roots require air as well as water to remain healthy. The amount of air held...
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      Coir properties 4.00 KB 4 downloads

      Coir, coir fibre pith or coconut fibre is a one hundred percent natural, sustainable...
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      Coir or coconut fibre 1.11 MB 3 downloads

      Coir is a ‘peat like’ byproduct produced from the processing of coconut husks....
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      Chemical Properties Of GM 2010 401.41 KB 1 downloads

      Understanding the chemical properties and their possible interactions is actually...

      Irrigation & Water

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      Calibrating pH and EC meters 4.00 KB 0 downloads

      pH and Electrical Conductivity meters are extremely useful pieces of equipment used...
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      Solar Pumping 912.97 KB 1 downloads

      With the increasing cost of energy from the grid, the option of using renewable energy...
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      Overhead Sprinkler Selection 2011 281.00 KB 0 downloads

      The process of designing an irrigation system and selecting the appropriate sprinkler. ...
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      Outdoor Sprinkler Nursery Paper 654.85 KB 0 downloads

      This paper provides some recommendations on sprinkler selection, based on sprinkler...
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      Nursery Irrigation Pump Types 2013 200.34 KB 0 downloads

      Nursery Irrigation Pump Types. ...
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      Model For Best Practice Case Study 2010 4.57 MB 2 downloads

      Wallum Nurseries: A Model For Best Practice. ...
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      Membrane Filtration 2013 269.73 KB 0 downloads

      Membrane filtration is a technique used to separate waste material from a liquid...
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      Media Filters 2012 366.96 KB 0 downloads

      Media filters are effective in filtering both organic and inorganic contaminates....
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      Measuring Dams 2011 272.07 KB 1 downloads

      The measurement of dam volumes is an essential part of efficient water management....
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      Managing Water In Dry Times 2013 271.63 KB 1 downloads

      During low rainfall periods, a considered strategy is required to make the best use...

      Minor Use Permits (MUPs) for Pesticides

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      PER15085 Cyfluthrin 42.50 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow emergency use of a registered Agvet chemical product for the control...
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      PER14881 Pyganic 92.79 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for control of greenhouse...
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      PER14881 Pyganic 92.79 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for control of greenhouse...
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      PER14880 Mancozeb 92.75 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for control of various fungal...
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      PER14769 Applaud 52.30 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for control of leafhoppers,...
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      PER14623 Vectobac 49.52 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for the control of fungus...
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      PER14399 Barricade 373.06 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for the control of grass and...
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      PER14256 SuSCon Green 21.54 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for the control of red imported...
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      PER14106 Paclobutrazol 40.24 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for the regulation of vegetative...
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      PER13959 Bifenthrin 23.06 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product to control red imported fire...

      Nursery Production

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      Calibrating pH and EC meters 4.00 KB 0 downloads

      pH and Electrical Conductivity meters are extremely useful pieces of equipment used...
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      PER14881 Pyganic 92.79 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for control of greenhouse...
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      PER13953 Confidor 46.37 KB 0 downloads

      Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for control of silverleaf...
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      Nutrient Charting Nursery Paper 2003 1.18 MB 0 downloads

      Nutrient charting is a powerful tool for managing the nutrition of nursery crops....
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      Nursery work flow efficiency 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      To achieve maximum efficiency within a potting operation and to minimise production...
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      Nursery Papers 4.00 KB 2 downloads

      NGIA's database of Nursery Papers. ngia.com.au/Section” ...
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      Nursery Hygiene Nursery Paper 2004 266.26 KB 1 downloads

      Many production nurseries fail to regularly review hygiene standards and as a result...
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      Nursery best management practice growing benches 638.84 KB 1 downloads

      This fact sheet discusses constructing production nursery growing benches to the...
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      Mycorrhizal and trichodermal associations in nursery plant production 855.41 KB 0 downloads

      The beneficial interactions between fungi and plants roots are called mycorrhizal...
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      Mitigating Frost Damage Nursery Paper 2010 705.30 KB 0 downloads

      Frost damage to nursery crops across Australia is a continuing issue with recent...

      Nursery Production Farm Management System

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      Nursery Production Farm Management System Video 4.00 KB 2 downloads

      Every business faces risk, but not every business faces their risk. The Nursery Production...
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      Nursery best management practice growing benches 638.84 KB 1 downloads

      This fact sheet discusses constructing production nursery growing benches to the...
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      NIASA Video 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      The first steps in meeting the requirements of the Nursery Production Farm Management...
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      NIASA Nursery Paper 2008 372.76 KB 0 downloads

      This Nursery Paper will look at three production nurseries who have gained NIASA...
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      Greenlife Accreditation Nursery Paper 2011 436.59 KB 0 downloads

      In this Nursery Paper NGISA Industry Development Officer (IDO), Grant Dalwood outlines...
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      Farm Management System (FMS) Case Study 2010 1.80 MB 1 downloads

      Operating Under The Nursery Production Farm Management System ...
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      FMS Brochure 2007 766.26 KB 0 downloads

      Farm Management System. Guiding Change and Technology Adoption in Nursery Production...
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      EcoHort Video 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      EcoHort is the nursery industry specific Environmental Management System (EMS) providing...
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      EcoHort Nursery Paper 2006 616.88 KB 0 downloads

      EcoHort™ - the environmental management system for Australian nursery production. ...
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      Buyer Benefits Video 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      Buyers reap the rewards of dealing with a business engaged with the Nursery Production...

      Pesticides

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      InfoPest 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      Infopest is a Agvet chemical database in Australia and features all chemicals registered...
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      DrumMuster 4.00 KB 1 downloads

      drumMUSTER provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a...
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      Chemclear 4.00 KB 0 downloads

      ChemClear provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a collection...
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      Best Practice Manual For Pesticide Application 3.07 MB 0 downloads

      Best Practice Manual For Pesticide Application in the Nursery Industry ...
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      ACDC Legislation - Regulation 99.34 KB 0 downloads

      AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS DISTRIBUTION CONTROL AMENDMENT REGULATION (No. 1) 2000 ...
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      ACDC Legislation - Explanatory Note 143.54 KB 1 downloads

      AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY CHEMICALS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2002 ...

        Pests, Diseases & Weeds

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        Nursery Paper - Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology (Version July 2015 Issue no.6) 7.93 MB 0 downloads

        In 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and...
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        Managing weeds in production nurseries 4.00 KB 5 downloads

        Weeds or pest plants can have serious economic, environmental and social impacts....
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        1. AN INDEX OF PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS TECHNICAL ITEMS 365.21 KB 4 downloads

        Provides an index of pest, diseases and weeds technical items. ...
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        Water Hyacinth 2011 507.48 KB 3 downloads

        Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes is a declared Class 2 plant under the Land Protection...
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        Two Spot Mite Factsheet 2013 355.82 KB 3 downloads

        Managing two-spotted mite in production nurseries. ...
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        Tree ferns (Cyathea spp.): reproductive versus fungal spores 1.05 MB 0 downloads

        This fact sheet compares the reproductive spores of the plant with the fungal spores...
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        The biology and management of Colletotrichum diseases in production nurseries 946.81 KB 1 downloads

        This fact sheet includes information on the causal agents, symptoms, disease cycle,...
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        Soilborne root pathogens in production nurseries 8.42 MB 1 downloads

        This fact sheet provides information on destructive soilborne fungal pathogens that...
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        Silverleaf Whitefly Factsheet 2013 972.37 KB 0 downloads

        Managing silverleaf whitefly in production nurseries. ...
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        Salvinia molesta 2011 506.59 KB 1 downloads

        Salvinia molesta is a ‘Weed of National Significance’ in Australia and a declared...

        Policy Documents

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        Invasive Plants Policy 2.93 MB 0 downloads

        Nursery & Garden Industry Invasive Plants Policy Position. ...
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        Environmental Sustainability 1.65 MB 2 downloads

        Nursery & Garden Industry Australia Environmental Sustainability Position ...
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        Climate Change Policy 2.35 MB 0 downloads

        The Australian Nursery & Garden Industry’s Policy Position on Climate Change and...
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        Biosecurity Policy 2.33 MB 1 downloads

        The Australian Nursery & Garden Industry’s Policy Position on Quarantine & Biosecurity ...
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        1. AN INDEX OF POLICY DOCUMENTS 326.51 KB 1 downloads

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          Videos

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          Nursery work flow efficiency

          To achieve maximum efficiency within a potting operation and to minimise production bottlenecks, the ‘work flow’ process from potting to plant placement must be efficient. This video highlights the areas that could be considered when making improvements to the overall productivity of the plant setting out operation.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FW8c0O17d4

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          Nursery Production Farm Management System Video

          Every business faces risk, but not every business faces their risk. The Nursery Production Farm Management System (FMS) is designed assist production nurseries, greenlife markets and growing media manufacturers in planning their future through risk analysis and action planning.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txmTC4hurTY

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          NIASA Video

          The first steps in meeting the requirements of the Nursery Production Farm Management System (FMS) are gaining Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia accreditation. NIASA is the cornerstone of the Nursery Production FMS and provides a set of guidelines that ensures a business operates according to industry best practice and commits to a continuous improvement cycle.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0lg0O3Uh2w

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          Managing weeds in production nurseries

          Weeds or pest plants can have serious economic, environmental and social impacts. Weeds can reduce crop growth, compete for nutrients, water and light, harbour insect pests and pathogens, damage the aesthetics of the plant, reduce the ability to apply crop amendments, and can be one of the most significant input costs to production.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPzUpvF1Ew0

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          Irrigation Drainage & Energy Management Plans (IDEMP)

          Improving water use efficiency in a production nursery begins with having a clear understanding of the infrastructure and practices currently in place. Irrigation, Drainage and Energy Management Plans, or IDEMPs, describe the infrastructure and management practices in operation at a business, and outline opportunities, suggestions and designs for on-farm improvements, to ensure the business remains profitable and sustainable into the future.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YQXpO6IBYQ

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          Growing Media pH and EC Testing Video

          Knowing the pH and Electrical Conductivity or EC of your growing media can help you to grow better and more consistent crops. Testing procedures aren't difficult and can be done at minimal cost. This video shows a process for carrying out a practical on-site pH and electrical conductivity test on growing media.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVNnVGMh9TU

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          BMP Growing Benches Design and Construction

          Constructing growing benches to the standard recognised and encouraged under the nursery industry best management practice program, NIASA, provides a range of significant benefits to assist in the production of quality containerised nursery stock.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcfVB2ju5n4

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          Calibrating pH and EC meters

          pH and Electrical Conductivity meters are extremely useful pieces of equipment used to measure and monitor basic chemical characteristics of water and growing media. Regular and correct calibration of this equipment is necessary to ensure the results are as accurate as possible. The following video describes the basic procedures for calibrating pH and EC meters.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYjFVODA2mE

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          Growing Media Air Filled Porosity Testing Video

          Plant roots require air as well as water to remain healthy. The amount of air held within a growing media is referred to as Air filled porosity or AFP . Testing procedures for AFP aren't difficult and can be done at minimal cost with simple equipment built from readily available materials and a little bit of time. This video shows a process for carrying out a practical on-site air filled porosity test on growing media.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBAHYXWtOgc

          Web Links

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          NurseryFootprint (carbon footprint calculator)

          NurseryFootprint is a carbon footprint calculator designed especially for the Australian production nursery industry.

          Click here

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          Nursery Papers

          NGIA's database of Nursery Papers.

          ngia.com.au/Section

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          NGIA Web Links

          Research and Development undertaken by NGIA.

          ngia.com.au/Category

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          KMSI (Knowledge Management System for Irrigation)

          KMSI is the Knowledge Management System for Irrigation, developed by the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture with funds provided by the Queensland Government as part of the South East Queensland Irrigation Futures project.

          kmsi.nceaprd.usq.edu.au

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          InfoPest

          Infopest is a Agvet chemical database in Australia and features all chemicals registered and approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

          Info Pest Website

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          HAL-Nursery Industry Annual Reports

          The Annual Report produced by HAL covers a summary of projects and detail of the various projects that have been funded from the Nursery Industry levy or Voluntary Contributions that have received matched funding investment from the Federal Government. The final reports for these projects can be accessed from the Final Report section of the website by inputing the Project Number in the search box.

          Click here

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          GrowHelp

          Grow Help Australia provides a comprehensive disease and pest diagnostic service for all horticultural crops.

          http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/plants/health-pests-diseases/grow-help

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          Grow Me Instead

          Grow Me Instead (GMI) is an initiative of the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) promoting a positive change in the attitude of both industry and consumers toward invasive plants.

          http://www.growmeinstead.com.au/

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          Energy Savers Plus - Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects

          The purpose of the Energy Savers program is to assist farmers in reducing energy costs by supporting the accelerated delivery of improvements in on-farm energy use.

          The program will provide information on the benefits of adopting new and more efficient technologies and provide the necessary tools to manage and reduce electricity usage.

          http://www.qff.org.au/policy-projects/our-projects/energysavers/

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          Energy efficiency in your greenhouse

          One of the most valuable attributes of a greenhouse is the opportunity to manage the internal environment to achieve optimal crop productivity. Energy is a critical component in this objective and is increasingly one of the key factors in greenhouse profitability. The aim of this project was to make it easier for greenhouse growers to reduce costs and carbon emissions and to make better energy (heating) investment decisions. This was achieved by giving growers easy to use and reliable tools for finding ways to save energy and by evaluating and demonstrating the cost to benefit of alternate energy systems.

          sites.google.com/site/greenhouseenergyefficiency/home