Growing energy efficiency in the nursery sector

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation’s (QFF) is partnering with the Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ) to hold an Energy Field Day in Brisbane next Thursday.

The Aspley Nursery Field Day will include talks about renewable energy, water heating, propagation and lighting.

President of the 
QFF Stuart Armitage said the Energy Savers program, run in conjunction with Ergon Energy, is designed to assist growers reduce energy costs in an energy intensive industry.

“This workshop will give nursery owners and managers practical advice on how to reduce energy consumption through efficient irrigation, lighting and heating as well as generating their own solar power,” Mr Armitage said.

NGIQ President Paul Lancaster encouraged nursery industry people to attend the field day to get tups on saving water and energy.

“This field day is all about making sure growers are aware of these opportunities to reduce their electricity and water use, and by doing so they can reduce their associated costs.”

Mr Armitage said QFF and Ergon were currently auditing on-farm processes such as heating, cooling, lighting and irrigation and helping farmers identify potential savings.

The Energy Savers Program is being delivered by Ergon Energy in partnership with the QFF and is funded by the Queensland Government.

For more information about the Aspley Field Day or to register click here.