Blueberry Growers Field Day

Fruit Growers Tasmania and Berries Australia recently held a Blueberry Growers Field Day at Griggs Bros, Castle Forbes Bay on Thursday 18 April 2024. 

Read the report as published in eNews.

Blueberry Rust

Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Research

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture funded via the Tasmanian Government's Agricultural Innovation Fund will evaluate a range of crop protectants for blueberry rust disease (caused by Thekopsora minima).

Read more.

Managing blueberry rust in a cool climate 2024 update - new research is underway to develop farm ready strategies for the prevention and management of blueberry rust in Tasmania.

Read more.

Associate Professor Kara Barry speaks about the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture blueberry rust research on ABC Country Hour.

Listen here (starts at 1m 16s)

Blueberry Industry Support Program - applications closed

The Tasmanian Blueberry Industry Support Program was a discretionary grants program to support blueberry producers in adopting practices that prevent and/or control blueberry rust.

Funded by the Tasmanian Government and administered by Fruit Growers Tasmania, the program provided financial support to businesses to implement practices, technologies and systems which the applicant identifies as helping them protect their business from blueberry rust.