Saturday, July 20, 2024

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Three ‘green cities’ shortlisted for AIPH Award

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) have announced the three shortlisted entries, including two from Australia, selected by the Youth Jury from the list of 21 finalists in the AIPH World Green City Awards 2024. Continue reading

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New Cooperation in Southeast Asia

IPM Essen and HortEx Vietnam enter into partnership

The International Plant Fair is breaking new ground. As of now, IPM ESSEN will exclusively take over the marketing of the Vietnamese horticultural trade fair HortEx in the DACH region and other nations.… Continue reading

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Polish allotment gardening changing character

Abstract: Polish allotment gardeners, who cultivate publicly owned urban space, constitute the largest group of city land managers in the country. Detailed studies about the uses of cultivated plants on allotment gardens do not exist.

The aims of (this) study are to document plant richness and diversity of allotment-garden use and to explore the (changing) purpose of such gardens.… Continue reading

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Queensland Industry embraces Apprenticeship Program

By Ian Atkinson – CEO, Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland

Sometimes I wonder “Are we making a difference?” NGIQ has heavily promoted the Commonwealth’s now defunct ‘Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements’ program. Well, the results are in and we are very pleased. Queensland enrolments in Nursery trade apprenticeships have gone from 7 in 2017 to 113 in 2021.… Continue reading

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Victorian horticulture celebrated in Parliament House

By Craig Taberner CEO, Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria

The peak industry body for the Victorian horticulture sector, Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV), celebrated the contribution Victorian horticulture makes to Victoria as part of the week-long Annual Horticulture Showcase in Victorian Parliament House.… Continue reading

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Megan Boote, Grower Services Manager for Suncoast Gold Macadamias
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A collaborative approach for pest and disease management

Supplied by Hort Innovation Australia

In October 2021, Hort Innovation hosted a two-day workshop for the macadamia industry to discuss integrated pest and disease management. The workshop brought together macadamia growers, key industry stakeholders and delivery partners to:

  1. Review the current macadamia pest management program
  2. Engage the macadamia industry in shaping the next iteration of the macadamia pest management program
  3. Identify key priorities for pest management in macadamia

The workshop was a major success and an excellent example of collaboration between Hort Innovation and key macadamia stakeholders, including twenty-two macadamia growers and consultants.… Continue reading

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Developments with Biosecurity

By Joanna Cave – Chief Executive Officer, Greenlife Industry Australia

The Albanese government appears to be leaning into the biosecurity debate. Agriculture Minister, Murray Watt, launched a new national biosecurity strategy at Canberra’s National Press Club recently. It’s an ambitious plan that aims to deal with “multiple risks, on multiple fronts, at the same time”.… Continue reading

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NGIQ continues to lobby government

By Ian Atkinson – CEO, Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland

Queensland had very much above average rainfall for most of the north and east in July and cooler than average daytime temperatures for most of the state. With widespread cooler than average days for most of the month, many sites reported their lowest July temperature on record, or the lowest for at least 20 years.… Continue reading

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Horticultural Careers – new industry job board is a game changer

By Daniel Fuller

I don’t think anybody will disagree with me when I say the biggest challenge our industry is currently facing is the shortage of workers. Everywhere around the country, it’s the same story: “I just can’t find staff.”

I knew this was a problem worth solving when I left my landscape maintenance boss in Autumn with eight weeks’ notice and he still couldn’t fill my position.… Continue reading

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Chris Poulton’s certified low risk Gardening Responsibly park with Syzygium australe ‘Resilience’ in the foreground and Festuca glauca (Image: Aimee Freimanis)
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Look good, feel good by planting a certified low-risk garden

By Julia Rayment and Aimee Freimanis

The greenlife industry of the horticulture sector plays a significant role in contributing to the economy, influencing the wellbeing of society, and shaping landscapes directly and indirectly. In 2019-2020, the greenlife industry generated more than $3 billion of production value (DAFF, 2021).… Continue reading

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