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Conference sponsors and exhibitors 2023

Fruit Growers Tasmania's Annual Conference 2023 featured sponsor and exhibitor displays from industry suppliers, service providers, and government partners.

Exhibitors were present throughout the event to answer queries, discuss product and service options, and outline new product options.

This event would not be possible without the ongoing support and generosity of the following sponsors.

Gala dinner sponsor

Serve-AG Pty. Ltd.

Serve-Ag creates prosperity in agriculture and related industries through our people, agricultural technology, innovation and leadership. Their vision is to be recognised as a leader in our field and to be regarded by our agribusiness clients as delivering good value and easy to do business with. Visit Serve-AG.

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Conference sponsor

Hort Innovation Australia

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry. Each year, Hort Innovation invest more than $120 million in R&D, marketing and trade programs on behalf of industry to create value for horticulture growers and those across the horticulture supply chain. Visit Hort Innovation.

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Network drinks sponsor


Steritech has provided Australian growers with phytosanitary irradiation services for over 17 years. The company now treats over 60 crops on a regular basis. These treatments are helping grow exports while also preventing the spread of fruit fly. Steritech promotes long term strategic thinking, supporting the development of protocols that meet evolving biosecurity requirements without compromise to commercial needs. Visit Steritech.

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Lunch sponsor

Nutrien Ag Solutions

Nutrien Ag Solutions has 180 years of experience in the Australian agriculture industry and is passionate about finding digital tools that facilitate better, easier in-field decisions that add real value at the farm gate. They are the largest distributor of both farming supplies and fertiliser in Australia. Visit Nutrien Ag Solutions


Session sponsors

Sumitomo Chemical Australia

Sumitomo Chemical Australia develops, registers and markets products for agrosolutions, household insect control, environmental health and professional pest control for use in Australia and New Zealand with particular focus on horticulture. Visit Sumitomo Chemical Australia.

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At Unitec, we strive for excellence in designing and manufacturing many innovative solutions: lines, installations and machines for sorting fresh fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to work alongside the customer to achieve maximum efficiency and quality. Visit Unitec.

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Break sponsor


Visy is a global leader in packaging and resource recovery, and has been a pioneer in sustainability since our inception. Visy offer a broad range of services to small, medium or large businesses that require branded packaging, corrugated diecut packaging, folding cartons, point of sale displays and other products. Visit Visy.

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Other Exhibitors


26TEN is a network of organisations and individuals working together to improve adult literacy and numeracy in Tasmania. Better literacy and numeracy means a better Tasmania for all. Visit 26TEN.

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ABC Software

ABC provides software solutions for growers and packers. We are dedicated to providing smart technology, that’s simple to use, with superior service. Our goal is to let you focus on your produce while our software takes care of the detail. Visit ABC Software.

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Achmea Australia

Achmea Australia is part of the Achmea Group, which is one of the largest insurance companies in the Netherlands. The Achmea Group has approximately 13 million clients worldwide and is fully dedicated to farm insurance in Australia. Insurance issued by Achmea Schadeverzekeringen N.V. (Achmea) ABN 86 158 237 702 AFSL 433984. Visit Achmea Australia.

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Agpick Technology

Agpick is a RFID hand-harvesting system that increases efficiency, provides transparency and keeps pickers happy – all while providing data collection and analytics. Visit Agpick Technology.

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Agri Labour Australia

Agri Labour Australia provides specialist recruitment and workforce optimisation solutions exclusively for the agriculture industry. Our family-owned award winning business is one of the only recruitment firms in Australia with a singular focus on agriculture. We work with many of the country’s largest producers and independent farmers to fulfil their recruitment needs and help them maximise the potential of their workforce. Visit Agri Labour Australia.

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Biosecurity Tasmania

Biosecurity Tasmania is responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry. Working across all layers of industry Biosecurity Tasmania regulate the safe movement of fresh fruit and vegetables into and out of Tasmania. Visit Biosecurity Tasmania.

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Cherries Tasmania Orchard

Cherries Tasmania Orchard is a family run orchard and was established in 2003 by Nic & Traci Hansen, with Nic being a 4th generation orchardist. Currently there are 80 hectares (200 acres) planted to cherries. The orchard has been developed along the ethos of achieving world’s best industry practice at every task we undertake. Nic’s extensive orchard experience, travel, and exposure to other modern cherry orchard developments have enabled this process to be achieved. Visit Cherries Tasmania Orchard.

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Colin Campbell Chemicals

Colin Campbell (Chemicals) is one of Australia’s leading supplier of crop protection products and postharvest treatments for horticulture and recreational turf. Colin Campbell Chemical’s products provide solutions to all orchard fruit, vegetables, grapevines and recreational turf and supply Australia’s home garden market with a few niche products. Visit Colin Campbell (Chemicals).


Dataphyll is a New Zealand orchard management company that uses RFID technology to create an efficient system that helps growers improve productivity, fruit quality, meet compliance obligations and measure picker performance. Visit Dataphyll.

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Developed with the environment in mind, the drumMUSTER program collects and recycles eligible, empty and clean agricultural and veterinary chemical containers. drumMUSTER provides an easy, environmentally-friendly way of disposing of empty farming chemical containers across rural Australia. Visit drumMUSTER.

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If you want more control over your supply chain – to enhance quality, maintain freshness, lower costs, and reduce waste – then Escavox is for you. Supply chains are our speciality. We also know a lot about data – how to get it, how to report it and how to interpret it. Visit Escavox.

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Fair Farms

Fair Farms is an Industry-led initiative aimed at fostering fair and responsible employment practices in Australian Horticulture. Fair Farms is the only Australian Training and Certification Program for fair and ethical employment practices on farms. Visit Fair Farms.

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GP Graders

GP Graders is a multi-award winning world leader in fruit grading and sorting technology. GP Graders have been manufacturing machinery for the fresh produce industry since 1963 to meet the needs of fruit growers and packers around the globe. Visit GP Graders.


Hectre is a fruit tech company based out of Auckland. Hectre are winners in the global AgTech Breakthrough Awards, and their Spectre Fruit Sizing computer vision AI app is now being used with leading growers and packers in the US, Canada and NZ. Visit Hectre.

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Nufarm Australia

Nufarm is the only crop protection manufacturer based in and focused on Australian Horticulture. Our commitment to being a true partner for growth includes focusing on our Australian heritage. We are focused on working together with our customers to ensure Australian farmers have quality solutions they can trust. Visit Nufarm Australia.

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Omnia Specialities Australia

Since 1990 we have been the Australian and global leader in the development and manufacture of speciality fertilizers and biostimulants including Humates, Fulvates and Kelp products. In addition to fertilisers, our full range of Trace Elements, Biostimulants and Plant Health products are used globally to improve crop health, yields and improve soil health in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way. Visit Omnia Specialities Australia.

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Opal is an innovative and solutions led paper and packaging company which is part of the NIPPON PAPER GROUP. With operations in Australia and New Zealand, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies. Opal offers fibre packaging solutions to suit every customer. Visit Opal.

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PIPS3 Program

The third integrated Productivity, Irrigation, Pests and Soils Program (PIPS3 Program) for the apple and pear industry is being undertaken from July 2020 to July 2023. The objective of the PIPS3 Program is to provide the Apple and Pear industry with tools and knowledge to develop sustainable orchard systems of the future.Visit the PIPS3 Program.

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R&R Smith

Since 1888, our family has grown apples in Tasmania’s beautiful Huon Valley. In 1998 we went organic. With sunlight, water, love, and a little luck we nurture our organic orchards because we believe everyone deserves the best mother nature can offer. Visit R&R Smith.

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Rural Alive & Well

Rural Alive & Well Inc. (RAW) is a not-for-profit organisation helping individuals, families and communities through mental health issues with a focus on suicide prevention. We reach out to rural Tasmanians, and work with communites to undertake well-being initiatives. Our organisation aims to reduce the rates of suicide in rural communities by assisting and supporting communities and individuals to respond to adversity through early intervention, facilitation and prevention. Visit Rural Alive & Well.

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Ryset (Aust) specializes in the manufacture and wholesale distribution of tools and equipment for the Australian horticulture industry. Ryset’s objective is to provide a broad range of quality, specialized tools for use in vineyards, orchards, and nurseries. Visit Ryset.

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Safe Farming Tasmania

The Safe Farming Tasmania Program aims to reduce farm-work related death, injury and disease and improve the health and safety of workers in the farming industry. The program is a joint initiative of WorkSafe Tasmania and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Visit Safe Farming Tasmania.

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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a research institute at the University of Tasmania specialising in impact-driven research to support prosperous, innovative and sustainable agriculture and food sectors, and a healthy bioeconomy that supports communities. Visit TIA

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