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Research and Development

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIAworks closely with industry, undertaking research, development, extension and education programs designed to address agricultural productivity, safe food production, social and natural resource management issues.

For recent items relating to this topic, go to the News section of the FarmPoint website.

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Industry information and statistics

Gene Technology

Information about the debate and decision-making on gene technology.

Industry facts and figures

Industry Profiles and ScoreCards present a snapshot of each industry from the farmgate/beach to the packer/processor and markets overseas, instersate and locally.

Research organisations

Cooperative research centres and other organisations focussing on agricultural research and development.

Research Services for Farmers

Research services offered by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) Library include access to a number of free online databases and the library catalogue of the Department.
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Ag Mag - Agricultural newsletter on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website

Includes information on the 2006-07 Agricultural Survey conducted by the ABS and other agricultural statistics.

Australian Farm Institute

The Australian Farm Institute has been established to conduct research into public policy issues impacting on the Australian farm sector, and to promote policy solutions that maximise the economic and social wellbeing of farmers

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...

CSIRO Food and Agriculture

Delivering increased and sustainable food production to enhance the economy, reduce disease and deliver improved health and wellbeing.

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia delivers the services needed by the Australian dairy industry for its ongoing and future development as a competitive, innovative and sustainable dairy industry that contributes to the overall prosperity of Australian and regional economies.


DairyTas is the Tasmanian service delivery arm of Dairy Australia. The aim is to identify, prioritise, promote, facilitate and leverage opportunities for research, development and extension activities in the Tasmanian dairy industry.

Food Safety in Tasmania

Food safety management systems in Tasmania.

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) fact sheets

Fact sheets providing information on crop management, disease and rust control.


Peracto is one of Australia's largest private agricultural research organisations, providing a range of independent research, development and related scientific and technical services to private and corporate clients.

RIRDC publications and research reports

Publications and research reports on plant and animal products, both established and emerging industries, published by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).