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Crops & Pastures
Information about crops, seeds, chemical spraying and weeds.
Cereals and Field Crops
Cereals and grain legumes are important parts of cropping rotations in Tasmania.
Fruit, nuts, floriculture and wine
Information on fruit, floriculture and wine growing in Tasmania.
Information about the debate and decision-making on gene technology.
Managing in Drought
Links to advice for managing pastures and crops in drought situations.
Organic farms can be found across Tasmania and are involved in varying enterprises from wine to sheep's cheese. Includes information on converting to organic farming.
Information on pasture management in Tasmania. Providing livestock producers with information on pasture production and management.
Plant diseases & pests
Provides information on plant diseases and identification.
Plant science online databases
Online databases related to Plant Science.
Potato, vegetable and associated industries
Information on these key Tasmanian Industries, plus information on pyrethrum and poppies.
Comprehensive information on weeds, their identification and best methods of control.
Dairy Effluent Guidelines (DPIPWE)
Dairy effluent is a useful resource with value as a fertiliser and soil conditioner, but there are guidelines that must be followed to ensure health and safety of livestock and workers.
Farm Business Planning Tools
Gross Margin Analysis templates allow comparisons to be made between potential livestock and cropping enterprises. The business overheads can be taken into account using the 'Designing a Successful Business' template and put into a broader context by using the 'Financial Management Property Planning Module'.
Field Days - visit the Calendar of Events
For information on field days visit the Calendar of Events.
NFF Farm Facts 2012
National Farmers Federation (NFF) Farm Facts 2012
(FarmPoint is not responsible for the content of the websites linked to below. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement.)
Best Practice Poppy Growing Guide for Tasmania
The aim of these notes is to highlight the “must do’s” or issues that must be addressed so as not to limit the potential of a crop to achieve a yield that approaches the limit of the plant for the specific season and site.
CRC for plant based management of dryland salinity
This is the home page of the CRC for Plant-Based Management of Dryland Salinity. Here you can find information in the form of news, publications, research and much more...
Explore world commodity production and markets by region and have access to agricultural news on an international scale.
Browse and order from the full list of CSIRO publications.
The Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc. is the peak farmer organisation dedicated to the transfer of information and technology related to temperate grasslands. Formed in 1959, the Society has branches in South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales and welcomes new members with an interest in grassland farming.
Groundwater and Salinity in Tasmania
Provides information on monitoring groundwater for salinity in Tasmania.
National Variety Trials
Provides access to independent results on the performance of recently released grain and field crop varieties from trials conducted around Australia.
Nitrogen fertiliser use on pastures
Providing likely responses to nitrogen in intensive pasture systems.
Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania 2014
The Plant Biosecurity Manual has been developed to ensure that imported plants and plant products do not pose a threat to Tasmania's primary industries, natural environment, and public health.
Soil compaction guidelines (NSW DPI)
Guidelines for managing soil compaction, from NSW DPI.
Soil Compaction in Tasmania
Information on soil compaction in Tasmania
Soil Erosion in Tasmania
Information on the extent, types, and control of soil erosion in Tasmania.
Soil erosion (NSW)
Provides information on different types of erosion and how to monitor erosion and manage erosion.
SPAA - Precision Agriculture Australia
SPAA is a non-profit and independent membership based group formed in 2002 to promote the development and adoption of precision agriculture (PA) technologies. The association aims to be the leading advocate for PA in Australia and through this role improve the profitability and sustainability of agricultural production systems via the adoption of PA.
Tasmanian Rural Industry Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures on rural and related industries in Tasmania, prepared and updated by DPIPWE staff.
Understanding and Managing Soil Biology on Tasmanian Farms
Guide to management practices that support healthy soil ecosystem functions.
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This page was last modified on 30/05/2012