Nursery Production Farm Management System (FMS) EcoHort®

EcoHort® - the Environmental Management System for Australian nursery production

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) in partnership with Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) have developed a set of guidelines that provide a systematic approach for production nurseries and growing media businesses to assess their environmental and natural resource management responsibilities.

What is EcoHort®

EcoHort® is the industry specific set of guidelines in Environmental Management System (EMS). It is a method by which a grower can demonstrate to industry, government and the community their sound environmental and natural resource stewardship. Adopting the process of EcoHort® will allow you to show that your business:

1. Has utilised a recognised system for assessing likely environmental and natural resource impacts,

2. Is managing these impacts in a responsible and sustainable manner.

For businesses that have invested time and money into systems and technology that advance the business while enhancing environmental and natural resource outcomes, EcoHort® offers a practical means of gaining recognition for these efforts

For more details regarding NIASA and EcoHort best management practice, contact:

  • Business and Technical Support Officer Michael Danelon on 0400 010 049 or via email or
  • Business and Technical Support Officer Des Boorman - Tweed-Brunswick & Northern Rivers on 0427 775 086 or via email.

Or NGIA To Become Accredited/Certified

Link to further information on the FMS EcoHort® National Certification Scheme - click here