DELIVERY IN FULL ON TIME WITH OUR OWN FLEET OF TRUCKS
With our own fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks, we deliver direct to most customers throughout Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Having our own fleet ensures end to end control of seedling quality, providing confidence and flexibility to meet our customers requirements.
NURSERY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE PROCESS CONTROL
Our nursery production and order management system has been specifically developed for our own vegetable production processes and provides structured workflow and reporting capability.
GRAFTED SEEDLINGS ENHANCING CROP OUTCOMES
Our market leading innovations particularly within grafted tomato and watermelon are working to increase crop yields whilst limiting the impact of disease. We are the leading supplier of grafted watermelon seedlings for fusarium problem blocks for improving cold soil vigour to enhance crop outcomes.
STRICT HYGIENE PRACTICES ACROSS THE NURSERY
Strict hygiene and quarantine practices commence at our nursery gate and are integral to the growing process. These range from foot and wheel baths at entry and throughout the nursery to sterilisation of trays, racks and crates prior to entry to the production process. All of our plants are grown on raised aluminium benching to avoid ground contamination and moved on sterilised racks and crates
COMPREHENSIVE PEST & DISEASE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Stringent crop management protocols are used to minimise the risk of disease. We use a variety of programs and initiatives as part of our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. In addition to the use of selective chemicals, beneficial insects are also released as part of our pest & disease management strategy.
COMPLETE SEEDLING TRACEABILITY TO IMPROVE CONTROL
From seed purchase to delivery, each seedling is traceable throughout the production and dispatch process. This enables specific identification and enhancement of any component of the production process that may be required.
EXTENSIVE VEGETABLE SEEDLING PROTECTION
Starting in sterile germination rooms, seedlings are protected by more than 22 hectares of igloos and shade netting. This provides protection from extreme environmental conditions of temperature and events such as hail. Many of our igloos can be heated for a controlled winter environment.
Confidentiality of customer information is assured through a number of initiatives. In addition to all employees signing confidentiality agreements we also secure information systems and control access to specific groups. Our education and cultural practices also emphasise the importance of confidentiality.
WORLD CLASS, SELF SUFFICIENT QUALITY WATER SUPPLY TECHNOLOGIES
We have specialised environmental water re-cycling infrastructure using reverse osmosis water filtration systems to secure our water supply quality. At the Withcott nursery, this draws from two large, interconnected on-site dams which provide year round water supply security. To further support sustainable water management, much of the nursery is gently sloped enabling water run-off to be directed back to the dams for recycling and further use.
Our capability and innovation ability has led to the production of seedlings for agro-forestry and carbon offset trees used to enhance the environment and in self sustaining forestry based industries.