NY531 - Survey of Nursery Needs

The Australian Nursery Industry Research and Development Plan 1990 – 1995 identifies nine key R&D programs in two broad areas; market research and technology. In technology area, technology transfer is given the highest priority. In April 1995 the Nursery R&D committee considered a range of applications seeking support from levy funds in the area of information and technology transfer. A number of these proposals were based on assumptions regarding the information needs of the industry and the nature of current information exchange between industry participants. This report contains results of a random survey of industry participants, both retail and wholesale, on a wide range of information and communication issues. The report also contains some interpretation, analysis and recommendations.