Nursery Production Technical Information Library

Biosecurity

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Pocket Diagnostics 4.00 KB 0 downloads

Portable in-field plant disease diagnostic test kits - accurate, rapid and cost effective http://www.arborcarbon.com.au/index.html#home ...
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Pest ID Tool Nursery Paper 2009 622.24 KB 1 downloads

The project was jointly funded by NGIQ and Horticulture Australia Ltd (HAL) and released...
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Nursery Paper - Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology (Version July 2015 Issue no.6) 7.93 MB 7 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 8 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 14 downloads

Provides an index of pest, diseases and weeds technical items. ...
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Gypsy Moth Contingency Plan 2010 2.20 MB 2 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 4 downloads

Managing two-spotted mite in production nurseries. ...
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Tree ferns (Cyathea spp.): reproductive versus fungal spores 1.05 MB 1 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 2 downloads

This fact sheet includes information on the causal agents, symptoms, disease cycle,...

Case Studies

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Managing Water Storage Water Quality Case Study 4.00 KB 5 downloads

Managing Water Storage Water Quality Case Study A biological water clarifier was...
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Managing Water Storage Water Quality 4.00 KB 3 downloads

Managing Water Storage Water Quality The effective management of water quality in...
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Port Wt Base Shed Tool Case Study 2013 4.78 MB 0 downloads

The Portable Weight Based Scheduling Tool has been developed to assist growers...
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Model For Best Practice Case Study 2010 4.57 MB 6 downloads

Wallum Nurseries: A Model For Best Practice. ...
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Irrigation Upgrade Case Study 2012 4.00 KB 6 downloads

Carbrook Nursery: Irrigation Upgrade ...
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Irrigation System Upgrade Case Study 2009 5.51 MB 3 downloads

Logans Nursery: Irrigation System Upgrade. ...
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Irrigation Scheduling Case Study 2011 1.60 MB 1 downloads

Birdwood Nursery: Water Use Efficiency ...
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BMP Growing Benches Design and Construction 4.00 KB 7 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 ...

Emergency & Disaster Planning

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NGIQ Series Part 9. Recommended good practice 873.47 KB 1 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 2 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 6 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 3 downloads

    NurseryFootprint is a carbon footprint calculator designed especially for the Australian...
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    Nursery Footprint Nursery Paper 2010 561.91 KB 3 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 3 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 downloads

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

    Growing Media

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    Phosyn Laboratory 4.00 KB 1 downloads

    Phosyn Analytical was established in 2001 and provides nutritional analysis of soil,...
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    pH and electrical conductivity meters 931.28 KB 2 downloads

    pH and electrical conductivity (EC) meters are essential pieces of equipment for...
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    PH And EC Testing Method 2013 381.43 KB 3 downloads

    The pH measures the hydrogen ions in the growing media, while EC (electrical conductivity)...
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    PH And EC Testing Benefits 2012 335.98 KB 2 downloads

    The pH measures the hydrogen ions in the growing media, while EC (electrical conductivity)...
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    Calibrating pH and EC meters 4.00 KB 1 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 3 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 7 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 7 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 2 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 4 downloads

    In this month’s Nursery Paper, NGINA Industry Development Officer, Michael Danelon...

    Irrigation & Water

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    Managing Water Storage Water Quality Case Study 4.00 KB 5 downloads

    Managing Water Storage Water Quality Case Study A biological water clarifier was...
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    Managing Water Storage Water Quality 4.00 KB 3 downloads

    Managing Water Storage Water Quality The effective management of water quality in...
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    Water Legislation 2.09 MB 2 downloads

    The availability of good quality irrigation water in sufficient quantities is absolutely...
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    7 Reasons to test your irrigation system 1.64 MB 3 downloads

    All mechanical systems require monitoring and maintenance to keep them operating...
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    Port Wt Base Shed Tool Case Study 2013 4.78 MB 0 downloads

    The Portable Weight Based Scheduling Tool has been developed to assist growers...
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    pH and electrical conductivity meters 931.28 KB 2 downloads

    pH and electrical conductivity (EC) meters are essential pieces of equipment for...
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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 6 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 4 downloads

    The process of designing an irrigation system and selecting the appropriate sprinkler. ...
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    Outdoor Sprinkler Nursery Paper 654.85 KB 3 downloads

    This paper provides some recommendations on sprinkler selection, based on sprinkler...

    Minor Use Permits (MUPs) for Pesticides

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    PER81466 INSEGAR 233.75 KB 1 downloads

    Permit to allow minor use of an PERMIT AGVET chemical product for the control of...
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    PER81448 Octave 110.12 KB 0 downloads

    This permit is issued to the Permit Holder in response to an application granted...
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    PER814916 Various fungicide products 237.44 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to control Myrtle rusts in (non food) nursery stock. ...
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    PER814918 Switch 237.44 KB 1 downloads

    Permit to control Rhizoctonia, Sclerotinia, Botrytis, Colletotrichum, Aspergillus...
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    PER814917 Ridomil 237.44 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to control Alternaria, Anthracnose, Phytophthora and  Septoria leaf spot...
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    PER814919 Pristine 237.44 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to control Anthracnose, Botrytis, Leaf spot and powdery mildew in (non food)...
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    PER814914 Mancozeb 237.44 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to control Anthracnose, Downy mildew, Grey mould, Leaf spots, Leaf blotch,...
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    PER814912 Copper 237.44 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical product for the control of various...
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    PER81419 Blue Shield Copper 237.44 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to control Alteraria, Colletotrichum, Downy mildew and Myrtle rust in (non...

    Nursery Production

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    7 Reasons to test your irrigation system 1.64 MB 3 downloads

    All mechanical systems require monitoring and maintenance to keep them operating...
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    Plant production potting 4.00 KB 1 downloads

    The potting operation is a major component of most production nursery operations....
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    Plant Labeling Nursery Paper 2010 555.12 KB 1 downloads

    Plant labelling - The first point of contact in knowing about the plant ...
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    Phosyn Laboratory 4.00 KB 1 downloads

    Phosyn Analytical was established in 2001 and provides nutritional analysis of soil,...
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    PER814914 Mancozeb 237.44 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to control Anthracnose, Downy mildew, Grey mould, Leaf spots, Leaf blotch,...
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    PER81263 AERO 115.36 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to allow minor use of an AGVET chemical product for the control of various...
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    Calibrating pH and EC meters 4.00 KB 1 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 1 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 1 downloads

    Nutrient charting is a powerful tool for managing the nutrition of nursery crops....

    Nursery Production Farm Management System

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    Nursery Production Farm Management System Video 4.00 KB 4 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 4 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 1 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 1 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 3 downloads

    Operating Under The Nursery Production Farm Management System ...
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    FMS Brochure 2007 766.26 KB 1 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 1 downloads

    EcoHort™ - the environmental management system for Australian nursery production. ...
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    Buyer Benefits Video 4.00 KB 2 downloads

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

    Pesticides

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    InfoPest 4.00 KB 2 downloads

    Infopest is a Agvet chemical database in Australia and features all chemicals registered...
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    DrumMuster 4.00 KB 2 downloads

    drumMUSTER provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a...
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    Chemclear 4.00 KB 1 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 2 downloads

    Best Practice Manual For Pesticide Application in the Nursery Industry ...
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    ACDC Legislation - Regulation 99.34 KB 2 downloads

    AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS DISTRIBUTION CONTROL AMENDMENT REGULATION (No. 1) 2000 ...
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    ACDC Legislation - Explanatory Note 143.54 KB 3 downloads

    AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY CHEMICALS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2002 ...

      Pests, Diseases & Weeds

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      Pocket Diagnostics 4.00 KB 0 downloads

      Portable in-field plant disease diagnostic test kits - accurate, rapid and cost effective http://www.arborcarbon.com.au/index.html#home ...
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      Pest ID Tool Nursery Paper 2009 622.24 KB 1 downloads

      The project was jointly funded by NGIQ and Horticulture Australia Ltd (HAL) and released...
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      Nursery Paper - Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology (Version July 2015 Issue no.6) 7.93 MB 7 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 8 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 14 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 4 downloads

      Managing two-spotted mite in production nurseries. ...
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      Tree ferns (Cyathea spp.): reproductive versus fungal spores 1.05 MB 1 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 2 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...

      Policy Documents

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      Plant Labelling Guielines 2.17 MB 0 downloads

      These guidelines for labelling plants have been developed by the Australian nursery...
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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 4 downloads

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        Videos

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        Managing Water Storage Water Quality Case Study

        Managing Water Storage Water Quality Case Study

        A biological water clarifier was added to a nursery water storage containing increasing levels of algae, plankton and surface floating weeds, leading to costly management and maintenance activities, crop production issues and an unpleasant odour. Water turbidity decreased, algal blooms had disappeared, and the previous unpleasant odour was no longer evident.

        https://youtu.be/xzuDNpFR7P8

         

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        Managing Water Storage Water Quality

        Managing Water Storage Water Quality

        The effective management of water quality in storages needs to be flexible, and quickly react to changes in water quality. The following video explains strategies that can be employed in managing water quality in water storages.

         

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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

        Web Links

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        Pocket Diagnostics

        Portable in-field plant disease diagnostic test kits - accurate, rapid and cost effective

        http://www.arborcarbon.com.au/index.html#home

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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/