NY613 - Publication of R&D Findings and Results

In 1995 the Nursery Industry Association of Australia (NIAA) and Horticultural Research and Development Corporation commissioned a survey into the information needs of the nursery industry. The results led to the development and launch of a new format for presentation of R&D outcomes to the nursery industry. Published by NIAA, 'The Nursery Papers' aim to: •present practical information that can be applied by nursery operators •distribute and present R&D results widely and in a uniform style •present clear, concise information written in everyday language. A ‘Guide for authors and editors’ was published to ensure a consistent style of presentation and to provide guidance to authors on how to make them interesting reading. A 1997 reader survey found more than 61% read half or more of the 'TNP' and found them useful or very useful.