13043: Building the capacity of the nursery and garden industry to respond to biosecurity issues
This project aims to reduce the spread of plant diseases such as dieback by educating the broader industry and its stakeholders on biosecurity.
- simplifying biosecurity research results
- running workshops, forums and field days to raise community awareness of plant diseases and biosecurity
- running training and updates for industry professionals on supply chain issues, biosecurity awareness and hygiene standards
- creating a hygiene improvement programme for garden centres and big chains like Bunnings, Masters and Mitre10.
- community members (with home gardens)
- garden centres
- landscape designers/architects
- local government and urban town planners
- media (e.g. soil and mulch) suppliers
- school gardeners.
The Nursery and Garden Industry of WA manages accreditation programs for nurseries and garden centres - including media suppliers. Members are regularly audited to maintain accreditation and encouraged to building their capacity to respond to biosecurity issues.
|Investment:||$ 36 450|
|Delivery organisation:||Nursery and Garden Industry of WA Inc|
|Project duration:||January 2014 - December 2014|
|Location:||Perth Metro + Regional (South West and Wheatbelt)|