NY542 - Development of Profiles for Sectors

This report present the findings from a survey of selected Australian production nurseries carried out during October to December 1995. The project was undertaken by Burnley College of the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture, University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Dr. Robin Brumfield of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The Aim of the project was to assess the current state of the production nursery sector in relation to aspects of nursery management and performance. Some United States benchmarks were drawn upon from this exercise. Twenty-two nurseries from northern NSW, QLD, Tasmania and Victoria participated in the study. Data was collected from four categories of nurseries; bedding plants, potted color lines, general container lines and other lines i.e. nurseries that did not fall into the other three categories.