Managing emergency plant pest incursions - the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD) and the nursery industry

In 2005, Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) formally joined the Australian Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments as a signatory to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed (EPPRD). The EPPRD is a plant biosecurity partnership agreement that sees Australian industries and Governments cooperating as equal parties in the management of emergency plant pests (EPPs). In this month's Nursery Paper, Queensland Industry Development Manager John McDonald explains the purpose of the Deed, its significance for EPP management, and the rights and responsibilities of our industry as one of the parties to this world-first agreement. (TNP 2007#04)

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