Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) conducts solution-orientated research, development and extension (RD&E) to support a productive, competitive and sustainable agriculture and food industry in Tasmania.
A key focus is the development of innovative technologies and practices that are enabling and transformational for rural industries and communities.
TIA is a Joint Venture between the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania. This partnership brings together the human and physical resources of the Tasmanian Government with the scientific research and teaching capacity of the University of Tasmania to create a centre of excellence in agricultural RD&E, education and training.
The strong partnerships TIA has with industry and private sector service providers enables the joint development of extension pathways and supports the growth of the Tasmanian agriculture and food sector.
The Perennial Horticulture Group
TIA’s Perennial Horticulture group is a premier provider of science-based innovation in cool climate perennial horticulture. The Perennial Horticulture team delivers innovative, collaborative, world-class horticultural research, development, extension, education and training that enables sustainable, profitable production and value adding outcomes for Tasmania and our collaborators.
Our scope of operation
The Perennial Horticulture Group is a lead provider of RDE&E and training in the following areas:
- Sustainable production systems for cool climate perennial horticultural crops including cherries, wine grapes, berries, apples, extractive crops and nuts.
- Value adding and processing through wine making, cider making and plant phytochemical extraction technology.
- Post-harvest management of cool climate perennial fruit and nuts.