Nursery Production Farm Management System
Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia (NIASA) is the national program for the adoption of best management practice for production nurseries and growing media manufacturers.
All NIASA Accredited businesses operate in accordance with a set of national ‘best management practice’ guidelines.
NIASA Accreditation is designed to enhance the status and recognition of production nurseries and growing media businesses through constant business improvement as well as striving for the highest levels of professionalism.
1998 - NIASA accreditation
2008 - What is NIASA
2011 - Greenlife market accreditation
EcoHort™ is a method by which a grower can demonstrate to industry, government and the community their sound environmental and natural resource stewardship. Adopting the process of EcoHort™ will allow you to show that your business:
1. Has utilised a recognised system for assessing likely environmental and natural resource impacts, and
2. Is managing these impacts in a responsible and sustainable manner.
For businesses that have invested time and money into systems and technology that enhance environmental and natural resource outcomes, EcoHort offers a practical means of gaining recognition for these efforts.
2006 - EcoHort
Biosecurity is not just dealing with quarantine pests; it is the protection of a plant production system from the introduction of insects, diseases, weeds and other biological organisms that may adversely impact upon the cropping system.
BioSecure HACCP is the industry specific biosecurity program designed to assist growers in assessing their current and future pest, disease and weed risks, and guide businesses in the implementation of management strategies at critical control points.
2008 - BioSecure HACCP
2014 - BioSecure HACCP - A systems Approach
State and Territory Regulations
The amount of intra and interstate border trade in live plants across Australia annually is valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars and is a vital component of the Australian economy.
State and territory biosecurity agencies have the roll to enforce regulations by way of Plant Health Standards (PHS), such as the South Australian Plant Health Act 2009. As a grower, it is imperative that you adhere to state and territory regulations (e.g. interstate certification protocols and export protocols).
As regulations vary between each jurisdiction, it is important to contact the relevant authority in the destination state prior to shipment of plants. Details of state and territory plant health services can be found below:
Department of Primary Industries.
Plant Standards Branch
Melbourne Markets Box 126, 542 Footscray Rd,
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Ph: 136 186; Fax: (03) 9687 6746
Australian Capital Territory
Environment Protection and Heritage
Licensing & Compliance Unit
Level 2, Macarthur House.
12 Wattle St, Lyneham ACT 2602
Ph: (02) 6207 6376; Fax: (02) 6207 2316
New South Wales
NSW Department of Primary Industries
161 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800
Ph: (02) 6391 3100; Fax: (02) 6391 3206
Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines
Biosecurity & Product Integrity Division
Plant Market Access Unit (NT Quarantine)
GPO Box 3000, Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8999 2138; Fax: (08) 8999 2053