University PhD candidate Max Edgley talks about his research on blackberry reversion also known as blackberry red drupelet disorder. The research is based at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia using the rubus industry levy and matched funds from the Australian Government. Costa Berry group has provided invaluable support throughout
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The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has attracted just over $1.1 million in federal research funding that will support research in the key industries of dairy, cherries and viticulture. TIA is a major partner on three projects, funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural Research and
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Curious about how to take some positive steps towards implementing IPM in your orchard? Dr Paul Horne, IPM Technologies, shares his insights and a success story in an apple orchard where miticide use was eliminated allowing for export market access. What is IPM? Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the successful integration of all available methods
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How is your farm safety? Fruit Growers Tasmania with Safe Farming Tasmania, Corey Spencer (Sand Park) along with the creative team from Resilience Marketing have worked hard to produce these resources for farmers. With input from the Safe Farming Reference Group, here are key resources for use on every commercial farm and small holding. The
Rootstock selection will be the theme of the Future Orchards® spring walks planned for November 2017, continuing the theme of ‘Future Trees’. AgFirst consultant Ross Wilson and Tom Auvil of North American Plants will join the northern loop walks. In the Southern Loop, guest speakers will be Craig Hornblow of AgFirst and Nicola Dallabetta from Foundazione Edmund Mach Technology Transfer
Cherries top sweet horticulture trade with Vietnam • New conditions agreed for export of Australian cherries to Vietnam • Australia agreed new conditions for export of Vietnamese dragon fruit to Australia • Both nations continue to work effectively towards horticulture market access priorities Australia and Vietnam have welcomed new conditions that will see the export
THE NATIONAL Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has released a new guide for working on Australian farms which includes what to expect, what to be aware of, and who to contact if there is a problem for backpackers. Every year, about 40,000 working holiday makers, also referred to as backpackers, work in Australian agriculture, many of whom
Incentives are available from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019. The Trial will be capped at 3,800 participants over each financial year of the Trial. Information for employers 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
Under the new Horticulture Code of Conduct growers are asked to be aware they must be operating under a Horticulture Produce Agreement. All growers and traders must have a Code compliant Horticulture Produce Agreement. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that if you are a farmer growing fruit and vegetables and sell through
Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) have some great ‘how to’ videos on Beekeeping. These videos from the RIRDC have been produced to assist new beekeepers and align with the accredited Certificate AHC 32010 in beekeeping and Certificate AHC 10 in Agriculture. They are available on the RIRDC YouTube channel as a great playlist. There is general information on
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