Beneficial microbes include a range of bacterial, fungal and other microorganisms that can improve plant growth and assist in keeping healthy plants free of pests and diseases. These organisms are not pests, but can be used to manage various pests including fungal, bacterial and insect species. More
Monday, 9 August 2021
Hort Innovation has released the Horticulture Sustainability Framework, which is now available here.
A guide to help the horticulture sector share its sustainable, ethical, and safe farming practice stories with stakeholders, the Framework aims to helps horticulture industries to better promote their sustainability credentials and meet growing consumer and investor expectations. More
Friday, 6 August 2021
Led by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), the levy funded ‘Resourcing, supporting, and assessing biosecurity in nursery production’ (NY20000) project is underway.
This project is building on the success of ‘Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry’ (NY15002) and past projects, to provide greater support to production nurseries to help reduce the risk of infestations and crop losses associated with pest and diseases. More
Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) infects hundreds of host plants including vegetables, ornamental, grain and weed species. It is also known to infect certain specialty plants causing problems for collectors, e.g. Adeniums. It is spread by aphids feeding on infected plants followed by healthy plants. It takes less than one minute for aphids to acquire the virus and they can immediately spread it to all healthy plants for several hours. It is also spread by propagation material and may also when handling and trimming infected plants followed by healthy plants. More
Thursday, 29 July 2021
A new national plant biosecurity committee has been formed to drive formal processes which enable plant industries to act collectively on mutual biosecurity opportunities and concerns.
Initiated by Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) and supported through Plant Health Australia’s, Plant Industry Forum, the Plant Industries Biosecurity Committee (PIBC) has been formed to build the collective representative capacity of plant industries in a formal structure from which to engage within Australia’s domestic plant biosecurity system. More
Thursday, 29 July 2021
An update has been made to the Minor Use Permit (MUPs) listing on the Australian Plant Production Standard (APPS) website, to make the format more flexible and searchable for industry.
Managed by Greenlife Industry Australia through the ‘National Biosecurity and Sustainable Plant Production Program’ (NY20001), the website hosts a range of industry technical information resources for nursery levy payers. More