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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.

Gene Technology

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 Farming

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.

Pasture management

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.

Weed management

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
  Links (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...

Crop explorer

Explore world commodity production and markets by region and have access to agricultural news on an international scale.

CSIRO publications

Browse and order from the full list of CSIRO publications.

Grasslands Society

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.

Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania

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.