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Blackberry reversion 2017

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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Funding to further Tasmanian agriculture industries – TIA

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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Implementing Integrated Pest Management in Your Orchard

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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Safe Farming Tasmania

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

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Future Orchards walks – Spring 2017

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

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Vietnam Back On Cherry Export Radar

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

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Horticulture Code of Conduct

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

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An Interest In Bees, Honey Producers or Pollination

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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