Commencing in June 2022, Biosecurity Tasmania (BT), in close consultation with the industry, will begin a technical review to assess the suitability of the current blueberry rust containment-based approach.
On Saturday 11 June 2022 notable Huon valley growers who were impacted by the terrible December storms in 2021 met at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed with representatives from the National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA).
This meeting was an opportunity for growers to share their personal stories of how the storm affected their crops and income and gain a better understanding of the role NRRA plays.
Tasmanian raised Georgia Griggs was recently awarded an exciting young leaders scholarship as part of agricultural sciences company FMC's Learn Evolve Apply Develop (LEAD) Scholarship Program.
Georgia Griggs grew up in the Huon Valley on the family farm, Griggs Bros, in Castle Forbes Bay and became involved with working on the property growing premium quality apples, cherries and blueberries from a young age.
Fruit Growers Tasmania has recently contacted Georgia to congratulate her and learn more about her industry story.
Fruit Growers Tasmania urges all fruit growers and the wider Tasmanian primary industries to participate in the TasTAFE Agriskills Program this winter.
Developed in conjunction with Fruit Growers Tasmania, Agriskills provides new and existing workers essential skills required by the industry and is a great career development pathway for the Agricultural and Production Horticultural industries.
Fruit Growers Tasmania held its annual conference last week with great success. An array of industry professionals, growers and researchers presented throughout the event on the latest research findings, production techniques, emerging technologies, opportunities and challenges relating to fruit production in Tasmania.