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Ongoing project

Resourcing, supporting and assessing biosecurity in nursery production (NY20000)

Key research provider: Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

What's it all about?

This investment is enhancing the biosecurity preparedness of the Australian nursery industry by developing new pest and disease contingency plans and producing new and updated information for growers on on-farm biosecurity issues.

Key project activities include…

  • Production of content and imagery for the industry’s Pest Identification Tool (, to make diagnostic identifications more financially viable for production nurseries.
  • Delivery of biosecurity-focused webinars, as well as workshops in all states and territories. Look for details in Nursery & Garden Industry Australia channels as they become available.
  • Development and updating of grower resources including pest management plans, fact sheets and contingency plans.
  • Diagnostics, with samples submitted for analysis by pest and disease diagnostic service Grow Help Australia.


This investment builds on the work on previous levy-funded project Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry (NY15002). This project produced a host of grower resources such as fact sheets, webinars and articles, which are available here.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Nursery Fund