NY07006 - Environmental and Technical v1 110808

The objective of the project was to build on the platform established with the 2006 project for effective management of environmental issues that were affecting the Nursery and Garden Industry and identification of potential issues that may affect the industry in the future. The key environmental issues for the industry – water, invasive plants, biosecurity and natural resource management continued to require industry focus to ensure that the industry was not disadvantaged by decisions made by parties external to the industry. New issues to confront the industry are directly related to climate change – Emissions Trading, freight and fuel impacts, fertiliser and energy costs. These areas will require greater focus in the future as all of industry faces the future of a carbon constrained economy.