Member Benefits

NGIA Member Resources

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia actively seeks out products and services that are available to members, nationally. These Partnerships are designed to make life easier for members, saving them time and money.

Membership of NGIA is automatic upon joining as a member with your NGI State or Territory Association. National and State bodies work together to provide a professional network, industry representation and business development initiatives.

Here you will find some resources that NGIA has established to add value to you membership. For information on all the benefits included in your membership contact your State or Territory Association for details.

Analytical Testing - Phosyn Analytical

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Phosyn Analytical, established in 2001, is an analytical laboratory that provides analysis of soil, plant tissue (including fruit, vegetables and grains) and water samples across the agricultural, horticultural, amenity and environmental sectors. They pride themselves in providing fast, precise and understandable service supported by accessible back-up delivered in a professional manner. Phosyn Analytical are committed to the best analytical instrumentation operated by suitably qualified and trained staff maintaining stringent quality control to ensure businesses receive consistently professional, prompt and accurate service each and every time.

Fast

Sample submission is made as straightforward as possible, with the provision of Analysis Request forms, plant tissue bags and soil bags free of charge. Phosyn understand the importance of timely advice and are therefore equipped and staffed to analyse samples within 5 working days.

Precise

Confidence in results is paramount and great care is taken in their validation. As part of the quality assurance, Phosyn continually take part in the ASPAC proficiency program which allows their precision and consistency to be monitored.

Understandable

Analytical data on its own is meaningless if the information it holds is not understandable. Therefore results are provide as a Megalab TM report which includes crop specific guidelines (where available) coupled to interpretations and recommendations for corrective treatment where necessary and appropriate.

Accessible Back-up

Most clients receive their Megalab TM reports via email which provides the quickest possible response. In certain circumstances, direct access to Megalab TM reports is also available over the internet via our web site. However, we appreciate the value of personal contact and accessible back-up, so please remember we are only a phone call away and we actively welcome direct contact with you to discuss all aspects of the services provided.

  • As a NGIA member you will receive a discount of 10% off all services offered by Phosyn Analytical
  • AGCAS and NIASA Accredited businesses receive a discount of 15% off all services offered by Phosyn Analytical

Businesses wanting to take up this offer should contact NGIA on (02) 8861 5100 or info@ngia.com.au and request a special code to enable them to receive the quoted discount offered by Phosyn.

Farm Minder

Farm Minder is an innovative and powerful online system which manages and plans farm operations and facilitates compliance with all legal, OH&S and quality control requirements related to the storage of chemicals and the use of pesticides and animal health products.

The system aids sustainability and minimises harm to the environment by fostering safe and effective practices for the use of crop protection and animal health products .

It is continually updated with the latest product information from two of the largest commercial Australian databases of agricultural product information Pest Genie and MSDS.COM.AU, which contain 7 million database records.

  • As a NGIA member you will receive a discount of 15% off the Subscription Price off Farm Minder
  • NIASA Accredited businesses receive a discount of 30% off the Subscription Price off Farm Minder

Please click on the following link to view a short presentation on Farm Minder http://www.farmminder.com.au/main/viewdemo.aspx?cid=4A00CC1066

Businesses wanting to take up this offer should contact NGIA on (02) 8861 5100 or info@ngia.com.au and request a special code to enable them to receive the quoted discount offered by Farm Minder.

Travel

Feel welcome at over 130 lounges worldwide.

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia is helping you feel welcome at over 130 lounges worldwide with The Qantas Club. By joining The Qantas Club under the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia Corporate Scheme, you could enjoy a global network of Qantas Club and most associated lounges whenever you fly Qantas.

In addition to Qantas Club lounges, you could also relax in our partner airline lounges. To access British Airways lounges (Terraces and ExecutiveClub lounges) and American Airlines Admirals Club lounges you must betravelling on a flight marketed and operated by the partner airline whose
lounge you wish to visit*.

Make The Qantas Club your first destination when you travel. Contact NGIA at info@ngia.com.au or Ph 02 8861 5100, or to find out more and visit www.qantas.com/qantasclub for membership terms and conditions.

*Marketed and operated means a flight operated by the same airline whose flight number appears on your ticket. Includes American Airlines or British Airways operated flights with a 'QF' flight number on your ticket.
^ You must be a member to access the Nursery & Garden Industry Australia corporate scheme rate. Membership terms and conditions apply. For terms and conditions visit www.qantas.com/qantasclub

Publications & Advertising

The Nursery Industry Trade Register features around 1,400 of Australia's leading nursery industry businesses. As a member of the Industry you receive a free listing in this publication when you join as a member with your State or Territory Association.