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Completed project

Research and development program 2014/2015 for the production nursery industry (NY13029)

Key research provider: Nursery & Garden Industry Australia
Publication date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

What was it all about?

This project, which ran from June 2014 until December 2015, included a series of discrete but interconnected research, development, production, extension and communication activities for the nursery industry. These were aimed at…

  • Enhancing biosecurity capacity to prepare for, and to manage, endemic and exotic pests

  • Strengthening industry research and development capacity to drive industry productivity

  • Increasing green life in urban landscapes.

Major achievements of the project were…

  • Three collaborative research projects undertaken with higher education institutions on:

    • The effect of street trees on property values, with the University of Queensland

    • Improving the health of urban trees by using polluted storm water as a resource, with the University of Melbourne

    • Understanding and enhancing children’s relationship with local nature through interactive digital interventions, with the University of Technology Sydney.

  • A new water policy was developed for the industry

  • A minor use permits program was completed successfully, to provide pest control options for producers

  • The industry was represented on all relevant biosecurity committees to meet its obligations as a signatory to the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed, Australia’s exotic plant pest response agreement.
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Funding statement:
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation

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