Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has recently appointed Mr. Stephan (Steve) Blyth as the Biosecurity Certification Officer under the National nursery industry biosecurity program (NY15004). Steve has tertiary qualifications in horticulture, conservation and land management as well as being a qualified ChemCert trainer and Lead Auditor. This is complimented by his genuine business experience in nursery production.
The role of the Biosecurity Certification Officer is to provide implementation and certification services to production nurseries working under the BioSecure HACCP Program plus contribute to other project themes such as biosecurity preparedness and awareness. Furthermore, the position will have a role in linking to the Western Australian government’s tomato potato psyllid Transition to Management program through linking to the Nursery Production Farm Management System. Steve will be based in Perth, Western Australia, with the aim of working with growers in the key production areas across Western Australia and the Northern Territory. More