What is NIASA?

The Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia (NIASA) is a national scheme for production nurseries – growers and growing media/potting mix businesses which operate in accordance with a set of national ‘best practice’ guidelines.

Any wholesale nursery or growing media/potting mix manufacturer in Australia can join NIASA if they implement the NIASA Best Practice Guidelines. Membership is voluntary and participants are not required to belong to a nursery and garden industry association (Wariapendi are members of the New South Wales Nursery and Garden Industry).

Wariapendi Farm Nursery has been involved and accredited with NIASA since 1998.

NIASA Best Practice Guidelines

The NIASA Best Practice Guidelines have been developed over a period of years by respected industry representatives and researchers. The guidelines describe industry ‘Best Management Practices’ – spelling out technical and management requirements.

The guidelines are regularly reviewed, ensuring they cover relevant and current production and environmental issues.

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