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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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Blackberry reversion 2017

Posted Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10.00am

University PhD candidate Max Edgley talks about his research on blackberry reversion also known as blackberry red drupelet disorder.

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Seasonal Work Incentives Trial

Posted Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12.20pm

If you are a grower in the horticultural industry who needs workers on a short term basis during peak times, you can access the Trial from 1 July 2017 to help meet your needs.

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Honey Bees and Pollination

Posted Friday, 4 August 2017, 10.00am

Successful pollination of fruit and seed crops is vital to ensure economic yields. The Tasmanian Crop Pollinators Association has developed this voluntary Code of Practice (COP) that can be used as a guide for contracting pollination services.

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Partnerships for Multicultural Employment Survey

Posted Thursday, 3 August 2017, 4.00pm

Dear Employer. My name is Julie Race and I am the Employment and Training Coordinator of the Safe Haven Hub. The focus of the Safe Haven Hub is to develop and support pathways to education, training and employment for all former refugees, migrants and asylum seekers.

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