Information For Growers
PMA deals with the most respected growers, propagation nurseries and tissue culture laboratories across the country. We travel regularly to meet growers in order to discuss the progress of our varieties, maintain quality control and deliver reliable services. We believe in a 'face to face' approach and find this allows us to select the most professional growers who are most suited to growing our plants based on their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. We support all our growers by providing a detailed package of information, including excellent imagery, growing advice and extensive marketing support. PMA is always available to help out when difficulties arise and values open and honest communication with its growers.
Prime StartersTM is PMA's distribution division. It was born to provide professional and comprehensive management of greenstock supplies around the country. Prime StartersTM contracts leading propagators and suppliers to produce high quality product for wholesale growers. Our focus is on providing the best possible start to our innovative plant varieties.
We travel the world seeking new opportunities and working with breeders to bring the very best in horticultural innovation to Australia. Behind every new variety sits years of relationship building, site visits, import costs, commercial trials, protection costs and market research. Prime StartersTM provides the formal link between the supply of these new products and distribution to our national network of wholesale growers.
We have chosen Plants Management Australia to represent a number of our varieties over the past 8 years. Being a specialised native nursery we prefer to invest our valuable time into growing our plants in the nursery. Professionally protecting and marketing plants is a specialised field and one which we feel best left to the experts.
PMA has proven themselves to be a leader in this field and we have been delighted with the results they have achieved for our varieties to date. They have adopted a strategic approach for each of our new plants, and their knowledge and experience in the national and international markets has been increasingly valuable to the success of our varieties. We would encourage other growers to use the services of PMA to handle the promotion of their varieties. www.nativeplantwholesalers.com.au.
Jason Dawe - Nursery Manager, Native Plant Wholesalers
The ability to provide the 'whole package' from new variety to sale is a major strength of PMA. This strength and ability is what gives a variety the best possible outcomes for all parties involved, including PGA.
Communication can often be an overlooked asset between two businesses. PMA, constantly have their 'finger on the pulse' so to speak, and readily keep us informed and updated on both new and existing varieties and their status and future plans.
PMA's attention to detail, professionalism and holistic approach from offering of new varieties, supply of trial material and mother stock, through to the final plant marketing and promotion allows PGA to focus on the production of a high quality product for our retail and landscape customers.
For orders and further information, please contact PGA at www.pga.com.au.
Steve Eggleton - General Manager, Plant Growers Australia Pty Ltd
Warner's Nurseries is a large wholesale production nursery situated in Narre Warren North, Victoria. It supplies the Horticultural Industry with an extensive range of quality trees and shrubs that are available in various container sizes. As a business we are constantly monitoring our plant list to ensure we are providing our customers with the best possible plant varieties. Working with PMA gives us the opportunity to source new and exciting plant varieties to complement our existing range of plants.
To contact Warner's for information or to place an order, please click here.
Westland Nurseries is a large production/retail nursery supplying Tasmania's retail stores. We specialise in 14-30 cm shrubs and trees, advanced tree's to 200 litres and also indoor plant production.
Over the last 3-5 years our relationship with PMA has become very strong. To stay in touch these days you constantly need to be able to source new plant material. PMA have a huge network of breeders & growers and through their hard work & dedication we have been able to introduce great new varieties to the Tasmanian market. All this is backed up with marketing strategies, point of sale signage, advertising & media awareness. This all makes introducing new product to the market place so efficient for our sales team. Working with PMA team is so easy. They work hard for the breeders and the growers, which gives us confidence in the product they provide.
Professional, Honest, Friendly, Expertise... just some of the words that describe PMA.
Click here to view more information on Westland Nurseries, or to place an order.
Botanica Nurseries Pty Limited is a well established nursery in NSW with over 55 acres under production. We pride ourselves on the reputation we have within the horticultural and landscape industry for quality plants and prompt friendly service.
Managing a busy production nursery doesn't leave us with a lot of time to research new and exciting plant varieties to offer our customers. Finding the time needed to look for new plant varieties, do the market research and work with breeders all over the country is a constant challenge.
Working with PMA for the last four years has helped take a lot of these challenges away because these are the issues that PMA are focused on day to day. They work hard to source quality new products and are leaders in horticultural marketing. We believe that Chris and the team at PMA conduct themselves in a very professional manner on behalf of breeders, growers, and retailers and aim to provide information and easy access to new varieties to consumers. This ensures that all involved benefit from the PMA promoted plant varieties. When asked to become a grower of products backed by PMA the decision to say 'YES' was very easy.
David Hanna - Director, Botanica Nurseries
PMA is proud to formally launch its greenstock distribution division, Prime Starters™
2012 Marketing Award
PMA has been recognised in the 2012 Nursery and Garden Industry Awards.
You may have noticed the increasing presence of funny little barcodes on all sorts of retail products lately. QR barcodes are the latest marketing tool we have applied to the horticultural industry. Their use is now widespread overseas, they appear on everything from washing powder to beer bottles.
The codes are scanned using a mobile phone and direct the user straight to the products website.This means a customer in y our store can scan the code on a label or other POS material and directly access information, planting tips and images. Likewise your staff can do the same – thus having a wealth of information at their finger tips when a customer asks a question.