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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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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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