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EcoHort - the environmental management system for Australian nursery production

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) in partnership with Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) have developed a set of guidelines that provide a systematic approach for production nurseries to assess their environmental and natural resource management responsibilities.

What is EcoHort?

EcoHort is the industry specific set of guidelines or Environmental Management System (EMS). It is a method by which a grower can demonstrate to industry, government and the community their sound environmental and natural resource stewardship. Adopting the process of EcoHort will allow you to show that your business:

1. Has utilised a recognised system for assessing likely environmental and natural resource impacts,

2. Is managing these impacts in a responsible and sustainable manner.

For businesses that have invested time and money into systems and technology that advance the business while enhancing environmental and natural resource outcomes, EcoHort offers a practical means of gaining recognition for these efforts.

For more information contact your State or Territory Association.