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|Walnut grower Webster Ltd plans to expand water and cotton assets in New South Wales|
Australia's biggest walnut grower Webster Limited, has announced plans to buy more water assets and broadacre farms in New South Wales.
|Warning on damage to farm dams|
Warning on damage to farm dams
|Warning on handfeeding sheep|
Sheep owners should check that any pellets they are feeding to their livestock do not contain potentially deadly levels of copper.
| Washdown Guidelines for Weeds and Diseases (DPIPWE)|
These guidelines establish a standard for washdown and provide a guide to prescribing its application where codes of practice or other environmental management plans are not in place.
Information on water and irrigation resources relating to rural industries in Tasmania.
|Water and irrigation tools|
Tools to assist farm production, water use efficiency and forward planning.
| Water and the Land (Bureau of Meteorology)|
A special part of the Bureau of Meteorology's web site dedicated to agriculture and natural resource management.
| Water Broking World|
Water Broking World is the low cost broker for water rights in Australia. Trading water is less complicated than you might think and customers can trade temporary water online. Transfer costs are built into the price, so it's clear what price is offered to buyers and sellers."
|Water development proposals|
Water has a central role in Tasmania's economic development, particularly given the importance of primary industries.
| Water Footprint|
How much water is used to produce your food?
| Water for Profit Program|
The $1.5 million 'Water for Profit' program will ensure farmers are equipped with the right skills and information to increase profits and sustainability from their investment in irrigation.
| Water in Tasmania - who is responsible? |
A number of bodies aside from DPIPWE have responsibility for the management and regulation of Tasmania's freshwater resources. Areas managed include water pollution, domestic water supply and the public health issues associated with the provision of drinking water.
| Water Information System of Tasmania (WIST)|
Includes information on water flow, water quality and natural freshwater values.
|Water licence meetings around the State during October|
AK Consultants are meeting with water licence holders and other stakeholders during October 2012 to hear their views.
|Water Licences and Allocation|
Access to water resources is controlled through a licensing and allocation system.
|Water management arrangements to help farmers in dry conditions|
The Ministerial Policy on Water Resource Management During Extreme Dry Conditions is now in operation.
| Water Management Regions in Tasmania|
Tasmania is divided into eight water management regions, with major offices in Hobart, Prospect, Devonport and Smithton. Each region is supported by a Regional Water Management Officer (RWMO) who can provide advice on farm dams and general water-related issues.
| Water Monitoring and Assessment in Tasmania|
Monitoring programs are providing information to respond to concerns about about the level of chemical usage and of the impacts of chemical pollution on industry, human health and the environment.
|Water quality and assessment information|
There is a range of freshwater information available including stream and river flows data, water quality readings and pesticide monitoring in water catchments.
|Water resource management|
Information on water management.
| Water Resources in Tasmania|
Detailed information on Tasmanian river catchments.
| Water Restrictions in Tasmania|
Water restrictions on rivers and streams are implemented in accordance with a priority of rights under the Water Management Act 1999.
| Water Restrictions current for Tasmania|
Search for any current restrictions on irrigation in Tasmania.
|Water sales open for the South East Irrigation Scheme|
Local farmers now have the chance to buy into the proposed $39.6 million South East irrigation project.
|Water sales open for the Upper Ringarooma Irrigation Scheme|
Water sales are open for the Upper Ringarooma irrigation scheme until 15 November 2012
| Water toolkit|
The online toolkit helps small to medium sized food manufacturers by identifying processes that have high water useage, and providing suggestions for cutting water consumption. The toolkit also estimates the return on any water saving investments.
|Water Trading in Tasmania - 23 May 2012|
Water trading Forum in Launceston - 23 May 2012.
|Water use on Australian farms 2006-07 publication|
The publication Water Use on Australian Farms, 2006-07 (ABS Cat. no 4618.0) is now available on the ABS website. This fifth edition of the publication presents estimates of agricultural water use, pastures and crops irrigated, sources of water for agricultural use, irrigation water management and financial data relating to irrigation.
| Water Words 01 (01 Water Word Dec 12_Final.pdf 251 KB)|
Newsletter for water license holders in Tasmania
| Waterfind - water trading|
Waterfind is Australia’s online water market offering access to a wide range of water markets throughout Australia. Water buyers can use the service to find and bid for the water that is available to their region and Water sellers can use the system to offer their water to an expansive group of potential buyers that ensures a quick and efficient sale.
| Weather and climate web fact sheet (Weather_and_Climate_websites_Fact_Sheet.pdf 716 KB)|
Weather and climate web fact sheet
|Weather Bureau confirms the driest spring on record for Tasmania|
The weather bureau says spring in Tasmania was the driest on record.
|Weather Maps and Satellite Images|
Choose from a range of maps, satellite and radar images showing rainfall and other weather conditions, uv index, humidity forecast, fire danger index, solar radiation, river conditions, sea levels, coastal wind and swell.
|Weather Observations (Agricultural)|
Agricultural Observations Bulletin for Tasmania
|Weather Observations (Current)|
Current observations of Tasmanian weather from many locations throughout the site
|Weather shrinks 2017 wine vintage|
Tasmania's 2017 wine vintage will take a significant hit following unkind weather in the lead-up to the picking season.
|Weather & Climate|
Tasmanian climate and weather information, including links to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) for up-to-the-minute weather observations.
Weatherzone provides comprehensive weather forecasts and maps.
|Webster sells its Field Fresh onion brand to concentrate on walnut production|
West Australian based company Sumich has added Field Fresh to its Tasmanian portfolio along with its carrot division at Forth.
| Weed Hygiene in Tasmania|
Includes information on physical, mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical weed removal methods.
Comprehensive information on weeds, their identification and best methods of control.
| Weed Publications and Resources for Tasmania|
Comprehensive information on weeds, identification and methods of control.
|Weed risk up as rains return|
Weed risk up as rains return
| Weeds in Australia|
Find information about identifying and managing weeds, and grants available to help control weeds.
| Weeds Index for Tasmania|
Lists problem weeds in Tasmania and links to control sheets and other information.
| Weeds Management (Aust Gov)|
Exotic weed threats to primary industries in Australia.
|Weeds, Pests & Diseases|
Provides information on weeds, pests and diseases of relevance to Tasmanian primary industries.
|Weed, Pest and Disease Tools|
Tools to assist farm production, protection and forward planning.
| Weekly Rainfall Update (Bureau of Meteorology)|
Weekly rainfall data and updates from the Bureau of Meteorology.
| Weight loss challenge (Rural-Alive-Well-Weight-Loss-Challenge.pdf 196 KB)|
Rural alive and well weight loss challenge flyer
| Welcome to LAMBPLAN|
Practical information for terminal and dual purpose sheep producers on the genetic potential of their animals.
| Wells and Bores in Tasmania|
A licence is not required to take water from a well unless specified by a Water Management Plan or unless the well is situated in an area of land declared as a Groundwater Area by the Minister.
| Wendy mitchell (invite_wendymitchell.pdf 351 KB)|
RWIB week event
| Wetlands and Waterways Works Manual (DPIPWE)|
Wetlands conservation is an important part of biodiversity and threatened species conservation.
|What farmers need to know about the economy - from GRDC|
Farming and the numbers - what farmers should know about the economy - published by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
|Wheat Streak Mosaic virus alert - September 2007|
WSMV is an important disease of wheat and recent testing by DPIPWE has confirmed its presence in Tasmania.
|Wheat variety upgrade in WA|
The Jandaroi durum wheat variety has been upgraded in Western Australia to Australian Premium Durum (APDR).
| Wheat Water use efficiency (Wheat_WUE_Tina_Acuna.pdf 125 KB)|
|Why Farmers Diversify: RDS report now available|
Why Farmers Diversify: New RDS Report Now Available
| Wine Basics |
Wine Folly is a growing educational resource with over 500 articles about wine.
|Wine Equalisation Tax rebate paper released|
The Australian Government has released an implementation paper on tightened eligibility criteria for the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate.
|Wine grape production hit by drought and heat|
Wine grape production hit by drought and heat
|Wine grapes to be tested for smoke taint after bushfires across the State|
Testing is underway in many of Tasmania's wine grape growing regions to determine if bushfire smoke has impacted fruit quality.
Wine producers in Tasmania concentrate on the growing and making of table wines of high quality. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sparkling wines are produced in a number of areas. Also produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Traminer.
|Wine industry backs final draft of industry taxation changes|
The Federal Government is unlikely to face any resistance to the final version of reforms to the wine industry's taxation scheme, the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate.
|Wine industry collaboration with New Zealand |
The opportunity for Tasmanian wine has been made possible following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between New Zealand’s Lincoln University and the University of Tasmania.
|Wine industry grapples with large vintages|
Wine industry grapples with large vintages
|Wine Industry Tasmania welcomes tax changes|
Tasmania's peak wine industry body says changes to the WET tax announced by the Federal Government on Friday are a vast improvement.
| Winnaleah 2009 (Winnaleah_field_day_booklet_2009.pdf 734 KB)|
red meats target booklet
| Winnaleah field book 2008 (Winnaleah_book_notes_2008.pdf 271 KB)|
red meat targets winnaleah 2008
| Winnaleah field day book 2007 (Winnaleah_field_day_book_07.pdf 119 KB)|
| Winnaleah field day booklet 2006 (Winnaleah_field_day_book_06.pdf 1664 KB)|
|Winter crop prospects remain positive|
Despite winter rainfall across the Australian grains belt being average or below average, the timing of the rains has been opportune and crops are in a reasonable position leading into spring, according to ABARE's September issue of the Australian Crop Report.
| Wise Watering Irrigation Management Course|
The 'Wise Watering' irrigation management course adapted for Tasmania.
| WOFG Registration 2010 (WOFgathering_Registration_Form_2010.pdf 325 KB)|
Registration form for Women on Farm Gathering
| WOFG Scholarship Form (TWiA_Gathering_Scholarship_Form.pdf 33 KB)|
A Scholarship of up to $200 is available for eligible participants of the 8th Women in Farms Gathering in Tasmania.
| Women and Leadership Australia|
Women and Leadership Australia
|Women in agriculture|
Provides links to information, support and communication networks for rural women, especially those interested or involved in primary industries.
| Women in Business Micro-credit program|
The Women in Business Micro-credit Program helps women who want to start or grow their business
| Women in Tasmania|
Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania works to ensure:
•Women can be engaged in all aspects of society
•Government policies, programs and projects are responsive to the needs of women and representative of their views
| Women in Tasmania |
Women have an important role to play in shaping social policy. Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania works to ensure that women can be engaged in all aspects of society and that Government policies, programs and projects are responsive to the needs of women and representative of their views
|Women working in rural and regional industries in Tasmania |
A database to provide opportunities for individuals, industry and business to network with rural women around Tasmania, share knowledge, skills and practices and to keep up with developments and trends in their business operations.
|Wool auction system set for a shakeup|
The wool auction system is set for a shakeup, with a review finding it lacks transparency and is costly to woolgrowers.
|Wool exports increase as Chinese demand continues|
Wool exports are continuing to grow, with new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing exports were 22 per cent higher in April compared to this time last year.
|Wool growers support 2% levy|
Australian woolgrowers have voted to maintain the two per cent levy on wool sales to fund research, development and marketing of the natural fibre.
|Wool growers using social media to defend their industry |
Wool growers are taking to social media to defend their industry after animal rights group PETA's latest anti-wool campaign.
|Wool price rally|
Wool prices have rallied in the past two weeks, with the Eastern Market Indicator reaching 1101 cents a kilogram - its highest point in two years.
|Wool price spike continues|
Prices for Australian wool hit a four-year high at auction this week, with strong buying pressure pushing the average price above $13 a kilogram.
|Wool prices rise again after winter selling break|
Wool prices jumped 37 cents per kilogram over the week on the Eastern Market Indictor to about $12.50 per kilogram.
|Wool producers warming to wool selling portal |
Australian Wool Innovation is looking at establishing a web-based selling system, following consultation through the Wool Selling System Review.
|Wool production forecast to ease across Australia|
The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee's second forecast for 2014-15 has revised shorn wool production to 328 mkg, down 3.7% from 2013/14 levels.
|Wool Selling Systems Review now available|
The Final Report from the Wool Selling Systems Review is now complete.
|Woolgrower input to the AWI commercialisation review|
AWI is consulting with industry as part of the current review of commercialisation of genetic benchmarking tools.
|Woolgrowers to vote on levy contribution in WoolPoll|
The wool industry's peak marketing and research body has launched this year's WoolPoll, a three-yearly vote by growers on the levy amount they contribute to the organisation.
|WoolPoll 2015 - voting closes 30 October|
WoolPoll 2015 voting closes at the end of October and Panel Chairman, Will Roberts, urges all growers to have the ultimate say on their industry direction by voting.
| Woolwise - Australian Wool Education Trust|
This website provides access to resource materials for the sheep industry through the Australian Wool Education Trust.
|Woolworths 'Agricultural Business Scholarship' program opens for 2014 |
This year, Woolworths will offer 25 young Australians the opportunity to participate in the 'Agricultural Business Scholarship' program.
|Woolworths decision provides a boost for Tasmanian vegetable growers|
Woolworth’s commitment to source 100 per cent of its frozen vegetables from Australia is a boost for Tasmanian farmers.
|Work commencing on Tasmania’s new Duck Irrigation Scheme|
Work has commenced on a $30 million irrigation project in Circular Head, to deliver greater water security to irrigators in the region and support agricultural productivity, investment and growth.
|Work Health and Safety (WHS)|
Links to Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues for Tasmanian farm businesses.
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