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Nursery industry urged to outline pest priorities

20 February 2017

The nursery industry is inviting growers to provide their feedback on plant pest priorities through an online survey to help fast-track safe and effective chemical registration for Australian nursery production.


Case Study - Data to bolster nursery standard for assessing quality tree stock

14 February 2017

Healthy trees improve the liveability of urban landscapes and improve community wellbeing, and research is helping to ensure the quality of newly planted trees so they have a long and productive life.
The project Evaluation of nursery tree stock balance parameters (NY15001) involves collecting measurements from nurseries around the country to provide data backing for an industry standard known as AS2303: 2015 Tree Stock for Landscape Use.


Biosecurity pays off for Pohlmans Nursery

27 January 2017

When Pohlmans Nursery first started looking at ways to improve pest, disease and weed management, they never expected the results would include a saving of around $350,000 per year on day to day operations.


Industry Structure Review

11 May 2016
The aim of the review is to determine the most effective and cost efficient structure for the industry and for the committee to make recommendations for the future.
The Industry Structure Review Committee is an independent committee. Terms of reference for the review have been developed by the review committee and are available here for download.
A number of information and data gathering approaches will be undertaken to capture input from members and other industry stakeholders.
The National and State/Territory Association representatives supported the structure review and the approach being taken by the review committee. The Review Committee continues to engage with the State Boards as they travel for industry consultation meetings.
A series of “town hall” consultation meetings will be held between May and July 2016 where they will seek industry input. All industry stakeholders are invited to attend. Please RSVP your attendance to


Between the Rows – HIA is coming to you

30 June 2015

Between the Rows – HIA is coming to you

HIA has been invited to conduct a growers' meeting that is co-ordinated with the 2015 NSW Farmers AGM and dinner. Come and meet HIA and hear about the company, its investment pools and gain an insight on the latest strategic areas of investment in the Sydney basin region.

Have your say on what's important for horticulture in your area and how you want your levy money spent.

To attend the HIA growers' meeting, please register by Sunday 12 July 2015.
You can find out more and register for the NSW Farmers AMG and dinner at

DATE: Monday,13 July 2015
TIME: 3.00pm to 5.00pm
LOCATION: North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

Click hereto view the agenda and register your interest by Sunday,12 July 2015.


Nursery Industry Preliminary Proposals

05 June 2014

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) is the peak industry body for the Australian nursery and garden industry and is responsible for overseeing the national development and coordination of Research and Development (R&D) programs in consultation with HAL and regional associations.
HAL and the NGIA are inviting preliminary R&D proposals for new research concepts, ideas and technologies that meet the priorities listed in the Nursery & Garden Industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) 2012-2016.


NT nursery to grow export success

07 May 2014

The Department of Agriculture’s Authorised Officer (AO) programme is saving Australian exporters time and money by empowering them to undertake specific export inspections. 


Updated release of NGIA Plant Labelling Guidelines

01 February 2013

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia have just released Version 2 of their Plant Labelling Guidelines. The updated Guidelines were developed in close consultation with growers, label manufacturers, retailers and industry representatives including a legal team with a specialist interest in intellectual property within the nursery industry. Originally released in 2007, the guidelines were designed to provide industry with an easy to follow guide in the preparation of accurate and unambiguous labels and marketing materials for plants.


World recognition for Australian nursery

13 September 2012

Australia’s Mansfield’s Propagation Nursery has received the Silver Rose in the prestigious International Grower of the Year Award by the prestigious International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). It is the first time an Australian nursery has competed in the Awards.


Notice to Australia’s Plant Importers

04 June 2012

Revised Import Conditions for Nursery Stock (including tissue cultures) 

As part of the medium risk nursery stock import pathway review, Plant Quarantine Operations is introducing a notice of importation form for nursery stock imports (including high risk species). In addition, the DAFF Biosecurity approved sources of tissue cultures free of media has been reviewed and amended.

Further details are provided in Public Quarantine Alert PQA0818 on ICON.




Potting Mix Analysis

27 October 2011

Phosyn Analytical is recognised Australia wide as always being reliable and quick in returning nutrient results for soil, plant tissue and water analysis.


Health and wellbeing in horticulture

19 May 2010

Consumers are more interested than ever in their health and wellbeing, including living in a healthy environment. Indoor plants and outdoor gardens have distinct and proven health benefits and through the across industry funded HAL project, Health and wellbeing in horticulture, the nursery industry will have access to a wealth of information, about the benefit of green-life, to use in marketing and communication activities.


Growers encouraged to pick up tools to navigate urban encroachment

19 May 2010

As the great Aussie ‘quarter-acre block dream’ and inner city housing affordability put even greater pressure on the city fringes, understanding the issues around peri-urban land use planning and its impacts on horticulture is increasingly important. The concept of agricultural land ‘awaiting urban development’ via an ad hoc process of conversion is often regarded as an inevitable outcome of population and economic growth.


Aussie Passion for Plants Continues to Bloom

12 August 2009

While the landscape of the Australian backyard is changing, our passion for spending time outdoors isn't. In Newspoll results released today, an astounding 86% of Australians believe that the health, wellbeing and relaxation benefit their garden provides is the top reason they spend time in their backyards.


Nursery & garden industry fights invasion

08 April 2009

The nursery and garden industry is proud to announce the release of its Grow Me Instead booklets, launched in Melbourne on April 1 in conjunction with the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIGFS).