A third consecutive La Niña has been declared in Australia, with the potential for flooding heightened across the eastern seaboard.
There are levy-funded resources available for growers to help mitigate the potentially significant impacts of La Niña.
The first port of call for growers looking to shore up their planning is ‘The Nursery industry natural disaster risk mitigation and recovery plan (NY18008)’, project, which created a series of Nursery Preparation Checklists for a range of disasters relevant to La Niña, including flood and hail.
These checklists are designed to support growers by providing information to forward plan and put in place strategies to reduce disruption to business operations, sustainability, and long-term profitability.
As each nursery site is different, growers need to identify which of the listed activities apply to their site and assess site-specific needs to include in the preparation activities.
Download the Nursery Preparation Checklists from the Australian Plant Production Standard (APPS) website to guide your preparation: https://nurseryproductionfms.com.au/emergency-disaster-planning/
With La Niña on the horizon, there is no better time than now to start preparing.
The Nursery industry natural disaster risk mitigation and recovery plan (NY18008), project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the nursery industry research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.