1. Knowledge is power

    At GCP we highly value, the ongoing relationships we have with our customers and therefore we believe that one of the best ways we can demonstrate commitment to those relationships, is to offer support to help your business. Through our ongoing trade with you, we are determined to help horticulture businesses grow and further thrive over time.
    In recent seasons, we are very proud to have added a talented Agronomy Team to our ranks. Elliott Akintola and Dr Reyhaneh Pordel have been providing a range of fully qualified Agronomic services (at no charge) to growers Australia wide for over 18 months now. During this time, our team has solved many problems from micro-nutrient deficiencies to specialised IPM outcomes for open air nurseries and protected cropping growers.

    https://www.gardencityplastics.com/pub/media/wysiwyg/kobe/flyers/GCP%20Pages%20from%20Groundswell%20May20.pdf

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  2. CLOSING THE LOOP ON POLYPROPYLENE (PP5)

    As the Australian Government seeks to deal with the nation’s waste onshore as a result of the Chinese ‘ban’, our Greenlife industry is leading the way by closing the loop on polypropylene (PP5). The Greenlife industry is a large user of polypropylene products, namely pots, labels, stakes, trays, and tubs.
    Garden City Plastics (GCP) currently use over 7 million kilograms of recycled polypropylene annually to manufacture pots and containers for these customers. GCP aims to increase that amount to 10 or 11 million kilograms by the end of 2021. To read more about GIA and GCP aims and strategies, read the full article through the following link.

    https://www.floraldaily.com/article/9220829/australia-closing-the-loop-on-polypropylene-pp5/

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  3. Safe nursery operations under COVID-19

    The guidelines through the following link are intended to assist you to implement a management system for COVID-19 in your nursery business.

    Created by New Zealand Plant Producers Inc.

    https://nzppi.co.nz/documents/CV19-L4-Safe-Nursery-Operations.pdf

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  4. COVID-19 update for nursery industry

    COVID-19 update for nursery industry

    https://www.greenlifeindustry.com.au/

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  5. 10 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

    While it’s no time to make light of the health predicaments humanity finds itself in, there are some very simple things we could be doing in our daily lives to keep us healthier. For me, many of them are tied to the permaculture lifestyle I adopted a few years ago. This is perhaps an aspect we often overlook about the practice: Permaculture is not only a way to live cooperatively with planet but also a way we ourselves can be much healthier.

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    https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/03/16/10-ways-to-boost-your-immune-system/?mc_cid=463b319280&mc_eid=04330683eb

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  6. NGIV update for COVID-19

    NGIV - update of the current Industry status in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

    Following the National Cabinet implementing a shutdown of non-essential activity across the country from midday today we have been fielding a number of enquiries from members seeking clarification as to whether their businesses are deemed to be ‘non-essential activity’. 

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    https://mailchi.mp/f74101fe557e/covid-19-non-essential-industry-update?e=752a65afe3

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  7. 2020 International Year of Plant Health, Protecting plants, protecting life

    2020 International Year of Plant Health, Protecting plants, protecting life

    The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.

    The focus is on pests and diseases because they have the greatest impact on crops, the health of our environment and our way of life.

    The goal of the year

    The goal of the IYPH is to mobilise governments, industries, organisations, scientists and the public to:

    • work together in protecting the world’s plants against the spread of devastating pests
    • encourage scientific innovation to address pest threats
    • promote responsible practices that reduce pest spread
    • increase public and private sector support for more sustainable plant health strategies and services.

    In Australia

    Our agricultural industries, landscapes and biodiversity are under threat from pests and diseases. What’s at stake in Australia is our plant industries, which produce more than $30 billion worth of produce each year, and our natural environments such as our national parks, that have been estimated to deliver more than $6 trillion worth of benefits to Australia.

    Factors such as international and interstate movement, tourism and the increasing volume of goods moved into and around the country are all contributing to these increasing risks. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for us to build awareness of the importance of plant health, its wide-ranging impacts and available treatment options for our growers in Australia.

     

    https://youtu.be/cmPAwiIK2BU


    Reyhaneh Pordel (Ph.D. Plant Physiology)

    Horticultural Agronomist and Sales

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  8. Versys Insecticide - suitable for IPM Programs

    BASF Versys Insecticide

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  9. NEW | Mankar Sprayers

    The Mankar line of sprayers can help you reduce labour and herbicide costs.

    Find out more about the Mankar Sprayers, available from GCP 

    Take me to the Mankar Sprayers Take me to the video demonstration of the Mankar  Roll Sprayer
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  10. Plastic Nursery Bench Tops & Frames

    NEW BENCHFRAME (sold seperately)

    Now available for the 1.8M BENCHTOP (product code: BENCH064) comes the Galvanised Steel Benchframe (product code: BENCHFRAME) to Suit 1.8m x 1.2m Bench Top

    Product details: BENCHFRAME (sold seperately) suits BENCH064 length 1800mm width 1200mm height 770mm Other sizes available, please contact your local sales representative.

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