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Fruit Growers Tasmania announces Stuart Burgess as new CEO

Posted Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11.00am

Stuart has been engaged with the Australian Horticulture Industry for over 30 years, working across 15 different industries and over this time provided leadership, strategic advice, policy development, investment planning and evaluation for whole of industry and multi-industry outcomes. This will bring much needed management skills to Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc. (FGT) allowing the organisation to better support its members and the fruit industry of Tasmania.

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APAL announces 2018 award winners

Posted Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10.00pm

APAL has announced the winners of its 2018 Awards for Excellence at Hort Connections 2018 with Tasmanian researcher, Dr Sally Bound from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, taking out the Award for Excellence. 

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Tasmania Freight Equalisation Scheme Workshops

Posted Thursday, 10 May 2018, 9.00am

A new seminar series on the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme will run in June. This will be an important event for anyone shipping goods to the mainland or from the islands - King and the Furneaux Group - to the main island of Tasmania

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Tasmanian Blueberry Export Readiness Workshop

Posted Thursday, 19 April 2018, 4.00pm

DPI Blueberry Development Officer, Melinda Simpson is working with the Tasmanian blueberry industry to identify and expand export markets and to achieve market access protocols to benefit growers.

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Important biosecurity information about fruit fly

Posted Monday, 26 March 2018, 12.00pm

Biosecurity Tasmania has more than 100 staff working alongside stakeholders and industry representatives implementing a range of actions as part of the detection and eradication program. The actions include: baiting, spraying, trapping, inspecting, monitoring and planning. The focus remains on containment, eradication and protecting Tasmania’s fruit fly free status.

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Energy policy failure behind 10-year story of spiralling electricity bills

Posted Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 8.00am

Tasmanian primary producers are facing increasing power costs with some tariffs doubling between 2017 and 2018 contracts and others paying up to 41 cents per kwh. The lack of competition in the energy market in Tasmania is detrimental to the agri-business and agri-tourism sectors. Fruit Growers Tasmania are taking action to challenge these issues.


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