Land used to grow turf needs to meet the following minimum standards: ,
For all new crop plantings from the date of AusGAP commencement the grower needs to record and provide a self-assessment declaration to AusGAP to certify the following:
Once the pre-planting documentation has been submitted, AusGAP will instruct the grower to schedule either a pre-plant inspection with AusGAP or provide a self- assessment declaration that all requirements have been met. Planting cannot commence until the pre-planting inspection/documentation has been satisfactorily completed.
To obtain certification, the following requirements are to be met on inspection or in the self-assessment declaration:
Turf Crop Planting To ensure the on-going genetic or turf-type purity of the turf variety under production, the following minimum standards are to be met:
The grow-in phase of production will primarily be monitored by self-assessment, although AusGAP inspectors may inspect at any time. The following requirements are to be met for this phase of production:
NB. Areas under Pivot Irrigation where two or more varieties are grown may need inspection and approval from AusGAP during establishment to ensure cross- contamination does not occur.
All statutory requirements for fertiliser use and storage should be adhered to, as well as the following minimum AusGAP requirements:
To ensure the highest harvesting standards, the following minimum AusGAP requirements are to be met:
To ensure the long-term sustainability and viability of the turf industry there are a number of biosecurity measures that should be adhered to in your operation: