Growing demand for nursery products, good biosecurity to protect the industry, and building on current investments have emerged as key themes from an online survey helping to set investment priorities for the next five years.
There was also recognition that the nursery industry is much more than just ornamental plants and trees, and that there’s opportunities for growth and investment into areas such as forestry, habitat restoration and starter plants for the food industry.
The survey responses are being fed into a workshop next month involving a wide range of key growers and representatives from nursery and allied industry organisations. The outcomes from this workshop will also contribute to the development of a draft investment plan. More