Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA), under a Hort Innovation facilitated project, has joined with Applied Horticultural Research, Hitachi, Freshcare, Growcom, AUSVEG, Australian Banana Growers Council, and Australian Macadamia Society in a Smart Farming Partnerships project funded under the National Landcare program and Hort Innovation.
The project scope is based on improving the environmental outcomes of industry within the Great Barrier Reef catchment however GIA and Hort Innovation clearly identify with the project deliverables having relevance across the Australian nursery production sector. Production nurseries are located across all areas of Australia including urban, peri urban, regional and remote communities all with their unique environmental and natural resource impediments and constraints.
Technology developments now provide cost effective tools to continuously monitor production nursery’s environmental indicators to quantify baseline performance, monitor and measure
improvements, inform business decision making, drive good environmental stewardship and natural resource use resulting in helping to build strong markets.
This project is supported by Greenlife Industry Australia, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and Hort Innovation.