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When your staff and customers handle garden soils, compost and potting mixes there is a potential risk of contracting legionellosis, or Legionnaires Disease. Legionellosis is a respiratory (lung) infection, caused by the Legionella bacteria. The severity of legionellosis can range from a relatively mild respiratory non-pneumonic illness (Pontiac fever) to pneumonia (Legionnaires disease) which if left untreated may be fatal.
A key challenge for the nursery and garden industry is to ensure that members have the resources to grow their businesses says the re-elected Board of Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA).
There were no changes to the Board at NGIAs Annual General Meeting held on November 27, 2012.
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) congratulates Daniel Mansfield from Mansfields Propagation Nursery in Victoria for winning Horticulture Australia Ltds Young Leader Award for 2012, announced this week.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has issued new instructions that restrict the use of fenthion on a number of food crops due to potential short term dietary risks.
The announcement follows the release of the 2012 Fenthion Residues and Dietary Risk Assessment Report in September which found that its use on many crops could exceed the recommended public health standard.
New label instructions reduce the amount of fenthion that can be used on some crops, and prohibit its use on specific fruits and vegetables, which mitigates the potential health risks identified in the residues report.
Local Hills District nursery, Camerons Nursery, has been named the winner of the Business Category (small) in the national 2012 savewater! awards for installing a water and drainage as well as constructing a storage tank that has allowed the nursery to save an incredible 80% of potable water usage.