The 2012 Plant Quarantine Manual Tasmania (PQMTas) specifies four separate conditions for import into their State. Condition 2 (IR38B) recognises the Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme, Australia (NIASA), the foundation module of the Nursery Production Farm Management System (NPFMS). NIASA, EcoHort and BioSecure HACCP are all modules of the Nursery Production Farm Management System.
This years Improve your Plant/Life Balance (PLB) message of ‘More Trees Please’ (MTP) was both well represented and received on National Tree Day at the City of Sydney media site.
Planet Ark provided NGIA both space and a marquee for the day were we could promote both our PLB and MTP messages to all those in attendance on the day. Tree plantings were carried out on the day by both the public and also Lord Mayor Clover Moore who was also in attendance.
Our PLB stand was very ‘hands-on’ with plugs of Dianella being potted up by visitors into biodegradable pots (supplied by Ramm Botanicals) which they could then take home to grow.
The ambassador for National Tree Day this year was the Lorax who added a bit of colour and fun to the event, especially for the children in attendance. For those not familiar with The Lorax, it is a Dr Seuss character who is the ‘protector of the trees’.
See the trailer below for the 2012 movie adaptation:
March 2nd marks Phase 2 of the industry’s Improve Your Plant/Life Balance campaign. The focus of this year’s campaign is ‘More Trees Please’ which is designed to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of trees to the wider community.
Why ‘More Trees Please’?
Activities such as National Tree Day have resulted in more trees being planted, however the many benefits associated with these trees is still lacking, particularly in urban communities.
Australia’s entrant in the International Association of Horticultural Producers’ Grower of the Year Award has been selected as one of only six finalists from around the world.
Mansfield’s Propagation Nursery from Victoria was nominated by Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) after winning two national awards for three years running.
“It is great news for Australia to have our entrant in contention for the prestigious Golden Rose, the equivalent of an Olympic gold medal for our industry,” the CEO of NGIA, Mr Robert Prince said today.
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