NY95004 - Implementation of a Nursery

This report outlines the need to improve professionalism and production standards and provided a positive response to the introduction and implementation of NIASA. The importance of good nursery hygiene, monitoring and record keeping especially related to pest, disease and weed management has been emphasized as a basis for business improvement. The benefits of staff involvement in implementing NIASA on site have been stressed. As a result of this project, workshop attendance has increased and the number of nurseries seeking the advice of the NIASA technical officer and information on the applicability of NIASA to their enterprise has steadily increased. The NIASA scheme has been promoted to nurseries servicing the citrus, olive, vegetable and viticulture industries in SA.