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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.
The Annual AORA Conference features workshops, presentations, awards, Gala dinner and industry tours. This is an opportunity to network with industry leaders and celebrate outstanding achievements in the Organics Recycling Industry. Invite AORA National Conference 2016.pdf
Draft Program Released AORA National Conference DRAFT Program 3-5 August 2016.pdf
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.
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.
Announced today: A national tour tasked with tackling Australia’s decline in urban green space is heading to our major cities to gather the solutions to reverse this trend, with the first date kicking off in Adelaide (14 Oct).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nursery and Garden Industry Australia launches The Australian Nursery and Garden Industry's Policy Position on Quarantine and Biosecurity21 March 2012
Nursery and Garden Industry Australia launched The Australian Nursery and Garden Industry's Policy Position on Quarantine and Biosecurity at its National Conference on Thursday 15 March 2012.
Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia (NIASA) and EcoHort guidelines for managing the environment have been given the Smart Approved WaterMark (SAWM) stamp of approval.
With growing consumer concern about the environment many businesses now promote their ‘green’ credentials to differentiate themselves and their product from the competition.
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.
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.
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.