Nursery Production Technical Information Library

Biosecurity

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Are you aware of your shared biosecurity responsibility?  4.00 KB 8 downloads

In last month’s newsletter we provided...
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Pocket Diagnostics 4.00 KB 21 downloads

Portable in-field plant disease diagnostic...
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Pest ID Tool Nursery Paper 2009 622.24 KB 33 downloads

The project was jointly funded by NGIQ and...
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Managing weeds in production nurseries 4.00 KB 44 downloads

Weeds or pest plants can have serious economic,...
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1. AN INDEX OF PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS TECHNICAL ITEMS 365.21 KB 45 downloads

Provides an index of pest, diseases and weeds...
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Gypsy Moth Contingency Plan 2010 2.20 MB 3 downloads

This contingency plan provides background...
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Water Hyacinth 2011 507.48 KB 4 downloads

Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes is a...
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Two Spot Mite Factsheet 2013 355.82 KB 29 downloads

Managing two-spotted mite in production nurseries. ...
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Tree ferns (Cyathea spp.): reproductive versus fungal spores 1.05 MB 7 downloads

This fact sheet compares the reproductive...

Case Studies

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Managing water ‘critical’ to future of nursery industry 135.11 KB 6 downloads

Queensland nursery manager Kieran Studders...
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Canopy Nursery Case Study 2017 2.55 MB 6 downloads

Canopy Nursery has achieved a water saving...
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Improving Water Use Efficiency 1.32 MB 7 downloads

Spring Creek Seedlings, a seedling production...
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Recycling Benefits Case Study 1.57 MB 3 downloads

Benaraby Junction Nursery, located near Gladstone,...
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Managing Water Storage Water Quality Case Study 4.00 KB 17 downloads

A biological water clarifier was added to...
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Port Wt Base Shed Tool Case Study 2013 4.78 MB 5 downloads

The Portable Weight Based Scheduling Tool...
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Model For Best Practice Case Study 2010 4.57 MB 22 downloads

Wallum Nurseries: A Model For Best Practice. ...
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Irrigation Upgrade Case Study 2012 4.00 KB 12 downloads

Carbrook Nursery: Irrigation Upgrade ...
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Irrigation System Upgrade Case Study 2009 5.51 MB 8 downloads

Logans Nursery: Irrigation System Upgrade. ...

Emergency & Disaster Planning

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NGIQ Series Part 9. Recommended good practice 873.47 KB 10 downloads

This booklet summarises the findings from...
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NGIQ Series Part 8. Emergency contacts 158.69 KB 12 downloads

This fact sheet provides some emergency contact...
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NGIQ Series Part 7. After the disaster checklist 194.64 KB 11 downloads

This is a checklist which can be used by...
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NGIQ Series Part 6. After the cyclone 381.93 KB 11 downloads

After a cyclone or other severe weather event,...
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NGIQ Series Part 5. During the cyclone 199.03 KB 7 downloads

This fact sheet lists some important considerations...
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NGIQ Series Part 4. Before the cyclone 295.95 KB 8 downloads

Once as cyclone has been predicted for the...
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NGIQ Series Part 3. Notes for new nurseries 350.46 KB 13 downloads

When designing a new nursery, the possibility...
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NGIQ Series Part 2. Building resilience 4.00 KB 10 downloads

This fact sheet is designed to provide advice...
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NGIQ Series Part 1. Introduction to series on cyclones and nursery structures 172.44 KB 10 downloads

This is an introduction to an information...

    Energy

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    Energy Efficiency NGIQ RWUE Field Day November 2017 1.79 MB 3 downloads

    Energy efficiency –getting the most production...
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    Websters Group Funding Round 3 543.49 KB 2 downloads

    Key issues for nursery owners: •Do I have...
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    VFD Pump Controller and Energy Use 721.97 KB 7 downloads

    With the constant increases in electricity...
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    Solar Pumping 912.97 KB 17 downloads

    With the increasing cost of energy from the...
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    NurseryFootprint (carbon footprint calculator) 4.00 KB 5 downloads

    NurseryFootprint is a carbon footprint calculator...
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    Nursery Footprint Nursery Paper 2010 561.91 KB 3 downloads

    In this month’s Nursery Paper NGIA Environmental...
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    Irrigation Drainage & Energy Management Plans (IDEMP) 4.00 KB 9 downloads

    Improving water use efficiency in a production...
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    Understanding and Managing Power Factor 867.45 KB 3 downloads

    A recent development in the way electricity...
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    Improving Pumping System Energy Efficiency 934.13 KB 3 downloads

    Taking a whole of system approach to improving...

    Growing Media

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    Phosyn Laboratory 4.00 KB 15 downloads

    Phosyn Analytical was established in 2001...
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    pH and electrical conductivity meters 931.28 KB 47 downloads

    pH and electrical conductivity (EC) meters...
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    PH And EC Testing Method 2013 381.43 KB 60 downloads

    The pH measures the hydrogen ions in the...
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    PH And EC Testing Benefits 2012 335.98 KB 31 downloads

    The pH measures the hydrogen ions in the...
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    Calibrating pH and EC meters 4.00 KB 12 downloads

    pH and Electrical Conductivity meters are...
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    Growing Media Wettability Testing Video 4.00 KB 13 downloads

    The ability of a growing media to take up...
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    Growing Media Water Holding Capacity Testing 4.00 KB 39 downloads

    Knowing the amount of water held within a...
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    Growing Media Physical Properties 2013 548.39 KB 83 downloads

    Air filled porosity (AFP), water holding...
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    Growing Media pH and EC Testing Video 4.00 KB 17 downloads

    Knowing the pH and Electrical Conductivity...
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    Growing Media Nursery Paper 2010 534.46 KB 38 downloads

    In this month’s Nursery Paper, NGINA Industry...

    Irrigation & Water

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    Bore health – what does it mean? 1.13 MB 2 downloads

    All bores are designed to extract ground...
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    What Bore Pump is Best 1,002.58 KB 2 downloads

    There are several types of pumps that can...
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    Lizard Mountain Field Day Irrigation Layouts Presentation 16 November 2017 2.61 MB 2 downloads

    What constitutes a good overhead irrigation...
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    Irrigation Scheduling 4.00 KB 4 downloads

    https://youtu.be/bTtv86XORXw The management...
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    Irrigation System Selection 972.81 KB 17 downloads

    The selection of the appropriate irrigation...
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    Variable Frequency Drive Controllers: When they should be used 1,018.36 KB 12 downloads

    Variable frequency drive (VFD) controllers...
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    VFD Pump Controller and Energy Use 721.97 KB 7 downloads

    With the constant increases in electricity...
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    Cost Effective Water Saving 591.72 KB 14 downloads

    Range of water use from 2007 survey of production...
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    Pump Best Efficiency Point 973.74 KB 8 downloads

    To minimise energy costs and maximise pump...
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    Weather Stations 1.01 MB 15 downloads

    A weather station comprises a number of instruments...

    Minor Use Permits (MUPs) for Pesticides

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    PER81466 INSEGAR 233.75 KB 3 downloads

    Permit to allow minor use of an PERMIT AGVET...
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    PER81448 Octave 110.12 KB 1 downloads

    This permit is issued to the Permit Holder...
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    PER814916 Various fungicide products 237.44 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to control Myrtle rusts in (non food)...
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    PER814918 Switch 237.44 KB 6 downloads

    Permit to control Rhizoctonia, Sclerotinia,...
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    PER814917 Ridomil 237.44 KB 2 downloads

    Permit to control Alternaria, Anthracnose,...
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    PER814919 Pristine 237.44 KB 3 downloads

    Permit to control Anthracnose, Botrytis,...
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    PER814914 Mancozeb 237.44 KB 15 downloads

    Permit to control Anthracnose, Downy mildew,...
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    PER814912 Copper 237.44 KB 2 downloads

    Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical...
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    PER81419 Blue Shield Copper 237.44 KB 4 downloads

    Permit to control Alteraria, Colletotrichum,...

    Nursery Production

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    Weather Stations 1.01 MB 15 downloads

    A weather station comprises a number of instruments...
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    5 Reasons to test your irrigation system 1.64 MB 30 downloads

    All mechanical systems require monitoring...
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    Plant production potting 4.00 KB 22 downloads

    The potting operation is a major component...
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    Plant Labeling Nursery Paper 2010 555.12 KB 28 downloads

    Plant labelling - The first point of contact...
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    Phosyn Laboratory 4.00 KB 15 downloads

    Phosyn Analytical was established in 2001...
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    PER814914 Mancozeb 237.44 KB 15 downloads

    Permit to control Anthracnose, Downy mildew,...
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    PER81263 AERO 115.36 KB 3 downloads

    Permit to allow minor use of an AGVET chemical...
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    Calibrating pH and EC meters 4.00 KB 6 downloads

    pH and Electrical Conductivity meters are...
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    PER14881 Pyganic 92.79 KB 0 downloads

    Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical...
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    PER13953 Confidor 46.37 KB 3 downloads

    Permit to allow minor use of an Agvet chemical...

    Nursery Production Farm Management System

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    Improving Water Use Efficiency 1.16 MB 35 downloads

    Improvements to water use efficiency with...
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    Nursery Production Farm Management System Video 4.00 KB 10 downloads

    Every business faces risk, but not every...
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    Nursery best management practice growing benches 638.84 KB 51 downloads

    This fact sheet discusses constructing production...
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    NIASA Video 4.00 KB 5 downloads

    The first steps in meeting the requirements...
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    NIASA Nursery Paper 2008 372.76 KB 9 downloads

    This Nursery Paper will look at three production...
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    Greenlife Accreditation Nursery Paper 2011 436.59 KB 2 downloads

    In this Nursery Paper NGISA Industry Development...
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    Farm Management System (FMS) Case Study 2010 1.80 MB 19 downloads

    Operating Under The Nursery Production Farm...
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    FMS Brochure 2007 766.26 KB 8 downloads

    Farm Management System. Guiding Change and...
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    EcoHort Video 4.00 KB 3 downloads

    EcoHort is the nursery industry specific...
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    EcoHort Nursery Paper 2006 616.88 KB 6 downloads

    EcoHort™ - the environmental management...

    Pesticides

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    InfoPest 4.00 KB 11 downloads

    Infopest is a Agvet chemical database in...
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    DrumMuster 4.00 KB 3 downloads

    drumMUSTER provides Australian agricultural...
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    Chemclear 4.00 KB 1 downloads

    ChemClear provides Australian agricultural...
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    Best Practice Manual For Pesticide Application 3.07 MB 12 downloads

    Best Practice Manual For Pesticide Application...
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    ACDC Legislation - Regulation 99.34 KB 6 downloads

    AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS DISTRIBUTION CONTROL...
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    ACDC Legislation - Explanatory Note 143.54 KB 5 downloads

    AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY CHEMICALS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT...

      Pests, Diseases & Weeds

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      Pocket Diagnostics 4.00 KB 21 downloads

      Portable in-field plant disease diagnostic...
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      Pest ID Tool Nursery Paper 2009 622.24 KB 33 downloads

      The project was jointly funded by NGIQ and...
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      Managing weeds in production nurseries 4.00 KB 44 downloads

      Weeds or pest plants can have serious economic,...
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      1. AN INDEX OF PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS TECHNICAL ITEMS 365.21 KB 45 downloads

      Provides an index of pest, diseases and weeds...
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      Water Hyacinth 2011 507.48 KB 4 downloads

      Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes is a...
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      Two Spot Mite Factsheet 2013 355.82 KB 29 downloads

      Managing two-spotted mite in production nurseries. ...
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      Tree ferns (Cyathea spp.): reproductive versus fungal spores 1.05 MB 7 downloads

      This fact sheet compares the reproductive...
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      The biology and management of Colletotrichum diseases in production nurseries 946.81 KB 11 downloads

      This fact sheet includes information on the...
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      Soilborne root pathogens in production nurseries 8.42 MB 8 downloads

      This fact sheet provides information on destructive...

      Policy Documents

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      Plant Labelling Guielines 2.17 MB 4 downloads

      These guidelines for labelling plants have...
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      Invasive Plants Policy 2.93 MB 1 downloads

      Nursery & Garden Industry Invasive Plants...
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      Environmental Sustainability 1.65 MB 6 downloads

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

      The Australian Nursery & Garden Industry’s...
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      Biosecurity Policy 2.33 MB 3 downloads

      The Australian Nursery & Garden Industry’s...
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      1. AN INDEX OF POLICY DOCUMENTS 326.51 KB 7 downloads

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        Videos

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        BMP Growing Benches Design and Construction

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

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        Irrigation Scheduling

        https://youtu.be/bTtv86XORXw

        The management of irrigation in a production nursery directly affects plant growth and profitability. Excessive irrigation can waste water, energy and labour, can leach nutrients, and reduce growing media aeration. Insufficient irrigation can stress the crop, affecting plant quality and reducing crop uniformity. Irrigation scheduling refers to how long, how often and when an irrigation system is operated to replenish the amount of water lost from a container since the last irrigation event.

        https://youtu.be/bTtv86XORXw

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        Growing Media Wettability Testing Video

        The ability of a growing media to take up water effectively once it has dried out is critical to the growth of plants and the ability of the media to become wet again. This is known as wettability. Testing for wettability isn’t difficult and can be done at minimal cost with some basic equipment and a little bit of time. This video shows a process for carrying out a practical on-site wettability test on growing media.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO5TE_RV2Y0

         

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        Growing Media Water Holding Capacity Testing

        Knowing the amount of water held within a growing media, referred to as Water Holding Capacity (WHC) of your growing media can help you manage irrigation scheduling more effectively and ensure plants have adequate moisture. Testing for Water Holding Capacity isn’t difficult and can be done at minimal cost with some basic equipment and a little bit of time. This video shows a process for carrying out a practical on-site water holding capacity test on growing media.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ_DgZZZD9U

         

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        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. This video explains strategies that can be employed in managing water quality in water storages.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8tSWdmHVug

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        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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzuDNpFR7P8

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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

        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/