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Horticulture: Web resources
On the shelves
Tools and apps
Australian nurseries online
A guide to plants online and online plant nurseries across Australia.
Australia’s virtual herbarium
AVH provides access to information obtained from the collections held in Australian herbaria.
Flora of Australia online
Free database providing taxonomic and biological information
ABC TV site
Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney
Information about identification and conservation of plants.
Sydney wildflower nursery
Australia National Botanic Gardens
Botanical web portal (Australian Government Initiative)
Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens
A directory of groups involved in conservation and botany.
Nursery Industry Trade Register
Get the free weeds app for Android and iOS
The GRDC produces a range of apps including apps for pests and weeds identification for Android and iOS.
The WeedSmart App is a simple tool to assess the weed management for a specific paddock. iOS only.
SoilMapp by CSIRO taps into the best available soil information from Australia’s national soil databases. iOS only.
iOS app by Western Australian Agriculture Authority.
Nation-wide, user-driven smart-phone app that enables collaboration between beekeepers, farmers and spray contractors to facilitate best-practice pollinator protection.
Grain Research and Development Corporation - Resources and publications
More apps and resources are available via the GRDC website.
Indigenous place names
Draft guidelines for the protection, management and use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage places
Department of Communications and the Arts
Publication Date: 1997
Ask first: a guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values
Nominating places to the national heritage list
Engage early: guidance for proponents on best practice Indigenous engagement for environmental assessments under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
Legislation and statistics
Australian Government - Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
Australian Government – Fair work online
Workplace awards information
Horticulture code of conduct
Growers and wholesale traders need to comply with the Horticulture Code when buying and selling horticulture produce.
NSW Department of Primary Industries - Horticulture
NSW DPI produces a range of factsheets
NSW Office of Environment & Heritage – Environmental Issues
Information on chemical, pesticides, hazardous materials, pests and weeds.
Contains over 300 weed profiles.
Pests, diseases and weeds
Pests and diseases that are a threat to Australia’s biosecurity.
Weeds in Australia
Work health and safety Act 2011 (NSW)
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Includes statistics and some analysis of information from the National Census and other sources.
8414 - Garden and nursery labourers
3622 - Gardeners
3623 - Greenkeepers
84 - Farm, forestry and garden workers
3624 - Nurserypersons
4627.0 - Land management and farming in Australia, 2012-13
Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of plant pathology and its practice in Australasia.
Australian Garden History Society
Promotes awareness and conservation of significant gardens and cultural landscapes.
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Australian Native Plants Society
Australian Plants Society
Australian Stone Advisory Association
Independent not-for-profit organisation that restores and conserves Australian landscapes.
Nursery and Garden Industry Australia
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