Fungicides work by stopping or inhibiting fungal growth, sporulation or germination of spores. Different fungicides act on different stages of the fungal lifecycle and not all fungicides are effective against all fungi. Fungicides can be categorised into different groups including those that are protectant, curative, eradicant, contact and systemic. These terms provide an indication as to how the product will act and are important for their effective use. More
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Five production nurseries will soon participate in a pilot program to test a potential National Property Identification Code (PIC) for plant industries to bring the sector into alignment with the animal production property identification system. A national plant industry PIC was first agreed to in 2018 by the Commonwealth and State Governments through the National Biosecurity Committee (NBC). More
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Two new Minor Use Permit (MUP) applications have been approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) for the nursery industry.
Applications for these Minor Use Permits have been made through the levy-funded ‘National Biosecurity and Sustainable Plant Production Program’ (NY20001). The below MUPs PER90454 and PER90451 are now available. More
Monday, 1 November 2021
Hort Innovation has released its Annual Fund Report for the nursery industry. The annual report maps out where key levy funds have been invested in 2020/21 and provides a rundown of new, ongoing, and completed research and development and marketing projects. More
Thursday, 28 October 2021
Greener Spaces Better Places has evolved, bringing levy-funded marketing activities under the one Masterbrand.
The strategic pivot of Greener Spaces Better Places (GSBP) merges both the consumer and government messaging, providing opportunities for growers to extend their customer base and creating a unified movement that brings the power of plants into the life of every Australian. Private landowners represent the greatest opportunity for increased greenspace, so merging the private and public Greenlife opportunity under GSBP just makes sense. More
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
The levy funded ‘Digital remote monitoring to improve horticulture’s environmental performance’ (ST19024) project is developing tools to help Australian horticultural businesses improve nutrient, water and labour efficiency.
Funded by Hort Innovation through the National Landcare Program, the project aims to develop tools created by Applied Horticultural Research and Hitachi Vantara to help Australian horticultural businesses reduce barriers to Best Management Practice (BMP) adoption through an innovative pilot production nursery project assessing appropriate digital tools. More