NY02011 - Identification of the Top Ten Pest and Disease Risks for the Australian Nursery Industry

The Australian nursery industry is represented by all states and territories, with the greatest volume of production and retail sales concentrated in the eastern states. The Australian nursery industry is represented by more than 10,000 businesses predominantly involving three staff or less. The Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry Australia in partnership with the horticultural industries, has developed the Horticulture Emergency Plan, a template to be used by individual horticultural industries in developing their own management plants for specific industry emergencies. The outcomes from this workshop with also are used for contingency planning, containing education of members of the nursery industry and the public, and identifying future research requirements.