BACKGROUND: This nursery paper can assist you to develop a weed management program for your nursery. The first step requires an understanding of the different types of weeds present and the appropriate management options for each weed.
Most weeds can be classified as broadleaf (dicots) or grassy weeds (monocots).… Continue reading
Background: Rapidly growing urban populations, increasingly hot cities and the need for green space and access to nature are key reasons for integrating more green infrastructure into cities. Green roofs provide environmental benefits and greener developments can enhance human well-being and productivity, and increase the rental and resale value of properties compared to traditional grey infrastructure.… Continue reading
In 2015, all United Nations members adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At its heart is a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call to action across several issues affecting the current and future prosperity of the world.… Continue reading
BACKGROUND: Growers of good quality nursery tree stock recognise the importance of each step in the production process and how each step influences and impacts physiological structure, plant health and establishment. The NIASA Nursery Tree Stock Specification outlines the relevant criteria for nursery tree stock production.… Continue reading
BACKGROUND: In the recent Greenlife Market Analysis Report, water security was rated as one of the top four (4) industry issues. This is not a surprise as access to and water use efficiency are always top of mind for nursery business owners and managers.… Continue reading
In Australia, should Lycorma delicatula (spotted lanternfly) invade, it is expected to threaten nursery, fruit, landscape and hardwood industries.
Its ability to ‘hitchhike’ due to non-discriminatory egg laying behaviour means that imported containers and their contents including, vehicles, machinery, equipment, nursery stock, fresh produce, cut flowers, foliage, forest products and passenger luggage are risk pathways into Australia.… Continue reading
The greenlife industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, employing thousands of Australians and contributing
to healthy people, homes, urban spaces, and the natural environment.
To support strategic decision-making for the industry, the Greenlife Market Analysis Report was developed by ACIL Allen as part of the Nursery Industry Statistics Project 2019-20 (NY17008).… Continue reading
Valued at approximately $2.6 billion and employing almost 25,000 people across the sector, the nursery industry is one of the largest and most valuable sectors of Australian horticulture.
But despite its size and importance, the industry faces challenges in its ability to attract and retain both new and experienced people.… Continue reading