‘Plant Pod’ brings R&D and marketing updates to life

This year marks the beginning of an exciting, new communications output – The Plant Pod – a podcast that brings the latest updates on levy-funded research & development and marketing projects, to life!

Each episode, we speak to leading researchers, consultants and growers on project updates, innovations, and industry news; aiming to facilitate the continued growth of the Australian nursery industry.

The podcast has been brought to you by Hort Innovation using nursery industry levy and funds from the Australian Government. It’s hosted by Greenlife Industry Australia and Cox Inall Communications.

Episode two features some of New South Wales’ nursery industry pioneers; explores the latest on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and neonicotinoids; and features an update on the 2019 Masterclass in Horticultural Business.

Here’s a quick snapshot of featured guests and levy projects:

NSW nursery industry pioneers (Tune in from 01:25)

At the recent NGINA Nursery Pioneers lunch in Baulkham Hills, the team caught up with some of industry’s most celebrated members – the innovators who helped create the vibrant, greenlife community we know today. These included:

Bob & Jamie Larnach from Bromeliads Australia, and Julie and Brent Tallis from Overland Nurseries

Both families shared their experiences and passion for industry, citing key industry changes and advancements witnessed across their careers.

Hort Masterclass (Tune in from 08:53)

QLD grower and 2019 Hort Masterclass participant, Kristian Spink from Marlborough Nursery, joins the show to talk about his experience to-date with the 10-month, mini-MBA program.

Listen in to hear about his career switch from carpentry to nursery production, key modules covered across the first two terms, and how he plans to apply these new skills at Marlborough Nursery.

Project code: LP15001

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (Tune in from 18:08)

The second episode wraps up with Greenlife Industry Australia’s Chris O’Connor, who shares the benefits of good, consistent IPM in nursery production, the potential Return on Investment for growers, and how changes to neonic insecticides may affect Australian growers in the future.

Project code: NY17009

Listen to our second episode of The Plant Pod via https://bit.ly/2K1vSCt – and don’t forget to share it with your networks!

Access all episodes of the Plant Pod at: https://soundcloud.com/theplantpod/

If you have any feedback or ideas for future episodes, please let us know by emailing  Sophie.keatinge@coxinall.com.au

A ‘Nursery industry communications program’ (NY18001) is funded by Hort Innovation using nursery industry levies and funds from the Australian Government.