Hort Innovation has released its 2022/23 Annual Report and accompanying 2022/23 Fund Annual Report for the 37 horticulture industries it manages.
This report provides an overview of the activities and achievements that have contributed to the growth and success of our nation's horticulture sector throughout the financial year.
Key findings from the Nursery Fund Annual Report include:
· $2,797,904 was invested in research and development (R&D)
· $887,626 was invested in marketing
· $2,936,110 in levies was collected by the government and passed on to Hort Innovation for investment.
Key projects and programs in the 2022–23 financial year:
Real life impact
Nursery sustainability – undertaking a lifecycle assessment (NY22001)
The project team is developing a nursery industry benchmarking tool for nursery growers to compare their environmental performance against industry benchmarks, allowing individuals and the sector to understand the environmental impact of their supply chain and improve their performance.
“Your answers to the Nursery Industry Statistics Survey help us represent and advocate for our industry. To show you’ll benefit from participating, the new interactive dashboard lets you benchmark your business and provides a taster of the many benefits that come with the benchmarking tool.”
A host of biosecurity programs help prepare and protect the nursery industry from possible pest and disease threats.
“Our Australian Plant Production Standard (APPS) credentials – NIASA, EcoHort and/or BioSecure HACCP, improve your business. They deliver real results, instant credibility, practical tools and connections, profitable innovation, ongoing support, affordable solutions, digital data recording and informed decision making.”