Wednesday, 27 November 2019
A new research project is looking to boost Australian nursery industry’s resilience when it comes to natural disasters and severe weather events.
‘Nursery industry natural disaster risk mitigation and recovery plan’ (NY18008), commenced in July 2019, as a means to identify and examine key vulnerabilities facing the nursery industry. The results will be used to develop a risk mitigation map with the assistance of independent agency, Cohga Pty Ltd.
The risk map aims to prepare production businesses for severe weather events by identifying natural hazard zones for bushfires, cyclones and flood.
This two-year project is managed by Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ) and funded by Hort Innovation using nursery industry levies and funds from the Australian Government.