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This case study discusses the value of adhering to best practice plant protection programs such as NIASA, and provides practical guidance for how this could enhance customer confidence and drive greater business outcomes. It features John McDonald, National Biosecurity Manager, GIA and Ben Archibald, owner,...

The first steps in meeting the requirements of the Nursery Production Farm Management System (FMS) are gaining Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia accreditation. NIASA is the cornerstone of the Nursery Production FMS and provides a set of guidelines that ensures a business operates according to...

EcoHort is the nursery industry specific Environmental Management System (EMS) providing a systematic approach for businesses to assess their environmental and natural resource management responsibilities as part of their daily business management....

Hygiene procedures are paramount for the control of plant pests, pathogens and weeds in any production nursery, greenlife market and growing media manufacturer. Effective hygiene and disinfestation protocols must be developed, to successfully control biosecurity issues in high risk production situations....

Knowing the pH and Electrical Conductivity or EC of your irrigation and drainage water can help you to grow better and more consistent crops. Testing procedures aren’t difficult and can be done at minimal cost. This video shows a process for carrying out a practical...

Site surveillance of production nurseries, greenlife markets and growing media manufacturers is a risk assessment process designed to identify production risks including; pest populations, diseases, weed growth, erosion and infrastructure failure. This video is a practical demonstration of a site surveillance procedure applied on a...