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Viola Blue Porcelain photo courtesy Oasis Horticulture

Our mission Statement

We are committed to the successful growth of the nursery and garden industry and the profitability and professionalism of our members through promotion, representation, education and communication.

Download the NGINA Member Benefits 2014 Brochure and application form here.

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Blueberry Rust Update

A recent detection of blueberry rust (Thekopsora minima) was made in the Melbourne metropolitan area.

Blueberry rust symptoms

The fungus Thekospora minima displays the following symptoms:

  • Initial yellow, chlorotic leaf spots on upper surface of young leaves
  • Lesions turn rust coloured as infection progresses
  • Yellow-orange pustules on underside of leaves, which can release spores and infect other leaves
  • Premature leaf drop and defoliation
  • The rust has two alternate hosts depending on climate and fungal spore stage. In colder climates it requires an alternative host to complete its lifecycle. Melbourne’s climate is considered suitable for overwintering on evergreen blueberry leaves so an alternate host is not required.
  • Southern highbush blueberries are more susceptible than other varieties

‘Dirty Ideas’ Garden Attracts Thousands at Australian Garden Show

This year NGINA presented a feature garden called ‘Dirty Ideas for Everyday Gardens’, the driving idea behind this garden was to provide inspiration for gardeners. In whatever space you have, there are exciting and interesting ways to bring greenery, flowers, herbs and veggies into your life.

Valuing Trees: What Is Nature Worth?

Planet Ark’s Valuing Trees - What is Nature Worth? report focuses on the value of nature. It explores the financial, environmental, social, and health and wellbeing benefits of having trees, plants and other natural elements in the workplace, at home, in the community and at school.

Have Your Say on the Effectiveness and Efficient of Weed Management Arrangements in NSW

The NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson has requested the NSW Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to undertake an independent evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of weed management arrangements in NSW with a view to inform the further development of the proposed NSW Biosecurity Act, and other relevant strategies under the NSW Biosecurity Strategy.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the members of the Nursery and Garden Industry NSW & ACT will be held at;

Hornsby RSL, Boronia Room
4 High Street, Hornsby

Download the Annual Report here