Labelling of plants prior to interstate movement has become a necessity in some jurisdictions (e.g. South Australia). Nursery & Garden industry Australia has developed national plant labelling guidelines to provide guidance on how to correctly label plants. The guidelines have been developed to reduce confusion in relation to the content of labels used on ornamental plants, and how plant information is conveyed to the market. These guidelines cover four principles and include:
Correct botanical names nomenclature
Intellectual property Plant Breeders Rights and Trademarks
Plant growth requirements and characteristics
Potentially harmful plants health and environment
Adhering to these guidelines will assist in meeting state and territory regulations.
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