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A buzzy year for honey bee and pollination research
The AgriFutures™ Honey Bee &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Pollination Program continues to support leading research that ensures a productive and sustainable Australian beekeeping industry, and secures the pollination of our agricultural sector.
A Guide to Water in Tasmania
The amount and distribution of surface water in Tasmania.
A rich harvest of agriculture, innovation and technology at day one of evokeAG.
The best and brightest in the agricultural field planted seeds of inspiration to a sold-out crowd in Melbourne today.
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the Australian government economic research agency for independent analysis of primary industries.
ABARES crop report confirms tale of two seasons with eastern pain, western gain
The latest data from the Australian Government's commodity forecaster shows that drought smashed winter crop production in 2018 and is continuing to wreak havoc with the summer crop.
HEYWIRE is a chance for you to tell your story. Sure, you might not have mobile phone service, and yes we can't see your face under that big akubra and through the blowflies. But Heywire is about breaking the stereotypes, keeping it real and giving a voice to Rural and Regional youth.
ABC Landline
ABC Landline provides agricultural and fishing stories each week, including commodity market reports, weather and climate updates.
Adelaide Produce Markets (SA)
The Adelaide Produce Markets is South Australia's centre for the distribution and marketing of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Advice for Equine Industry Service Providers Regarding Equine Influenza (biosec.pdf 24 KB)
This Advice applies to anyone who provides a service to the equine industry - recreational and racing, e.g. veterinarians, farriers, jockeys, chiropractors, dentists etc.
Advice to pet rabbit owners (May 2016)
Pet rabbit owners are advised that a new strain of the Calcivirus is present in Tasmania.
African black beetle fact sheet (African_beetle.pdf 527 KB)
African black beetle fact sheet
African Swine Fever spreading across China: What does it mean for Australia?
Authorities in Australia have been told that since August, around 500,000 pigs have been culled in China, and perhaps even more have died directly from the ongoing spread of African Swine Fever.
After a record dry, 2018 may be the year of the Indian Ocean Dipole
The droughts of past decades have burnt the term El Nino into the Australian vocabulary, but after the drought of 2018, perhaps the IOD — short for Indian Ocean Dipole — might also become a household name.
Ag Careers website
An online career site for agriculture, food, natural resources, and biotechnology.
Ag Innovation
Global trends indicate significant population growth, rising incomes in emerging economies and increasingly informed and choosy customers.
Ag Institute Australia (AIA)
Membership of AIA is open to Agricultural Science graduates working in agriculture and the natural resource environment or related disciplines. Membership is also open to those with agricultural or related experience and who demonstrate equivalence to formal qualifications.
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.
Look for jobs or advertise vacancies. AgbizCareers is designed as an independent resource for the Australian Agribusiness sector. It is a cost effective way to seek and advertise agribusiness positions in Australia.
Annual AgFest Field Days in Tasmania
Agnet - Australian Agriculture
Contains comprehensive lists of Australian agriculture related sites.
AgPeople is a specialist recruitment company focusing on the selection of key staff for agribusiness.
Agri Business Recruitment
Agribusiness Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company focused on providing recruitment solutions within the Australian agribusiness industry.
Agricareer (DPIPWE)
A focus for the Department has been to develop initiatives that support development of people through skills and aims to address the decline in the number of people seeking agribusiness as a career.
Coverage: Indexes the collections of the US National Agricultural Library and is a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.
Agricultural Commodities (ABS)
This publication contains estimates of principal agricultural commodities and livestock numbers.
Agricultural industry turns to virtual reality to boost big business and attract new blood
A growing number of large agribusinesses are using virtual reality as a practical tool to do everything from training staff to selling stock.
Agricultural Observations (BoM)
Current Agricultural Observations Bulletin for Tasmania
Agriculture and Horticulture Courses Map
Food Innovation Ltd have released a map providing a national overview of courses and degrees in Agriculture and Horticulture by educational institution, including online courses.
Agriculture in Tasmania (Tasmania_2015.doc 1640 KB)
Details of primary industries in Tasmania, published in March 2015
Agriculture Online Databases
Online databases related to agriculture.
Specialist agribusiness recruitment agency.
Coverage: Information for international agricultural research.
Agsafe Training and Accreditation
Provides information on the Agsafe personnel accreditation and training course and the re-accreditation course.
AgVet Chemicals - licences and certificates (DPIPWE)
Licences for agricultural & veterinary chemicals in Tasmania. Includes training information.
Almond Board of Australia
The Australian almond industry is undergoing rapid expansion, becoming one of the fastest growing horticulture industries in Australia.
Almond growers prepare for record harvest but more bees needed to keep industry buzzing
Australia's almond growers are set for a record crop this season but as the industry keeps growing, more pollination services are needed to sustain the rapid production increase.
An agronomist's odyssey
Career highlights of a practising agronomist in the cotton industry, from 8th Australian Agronomy Conference.
Anglicare Tasmania
Anglicare's mission is to achieve social justice and provide the opportunity for people to reach fullness of life.
Angus Society of Australia
Provides information on the breed, association and marketing and research.
Angus Youth - activities and scholarships
Angus Youth is the junior activities division of Angus Australia. It offers many opportunities to its members through its extensive educational programs & scholarships.
Animal Diseases
With all animal and poultry diseases, early diagnosis is most important. These links provide some information on various animal and poultry diseases.
Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
AGBU's work has greatly assisted the improvement of livestock through breeding in Australia and overseas. A vibrant scientific program continues with regular publication of research results in scientific journals. However, its main purpose is to meet ongoing demands from Australia's livestock industries for research, development and training in genetics.
Animal Health Australia
Animal Health Australia (AHA) is a not-for-profit public company established by the Australian, state and territory governments and major national livestock industry organisations. AHA's mission is to ensure that the national animal health system delivers a competitive advantage and preferred market access for Australia's livestock industries.
Animal health cost-benefit calculator (MLA)
The Animal Health cost-benefit calculator has been developed to help you work out the benefit of applying an animal health treatment to your herd for bloat, clostridial diseases and grass tetany.
Animal Science Online Databases
Online databases related to Animal Science.
Animal Welfare
The Animal Welfare Act 1993 has recently been substantially amended.
Animal Welfare Act (1993)
An Act to prevent neglect of, and cruelty to, animals, to ensure the welfare of animals, to repeal the Cruelty to Animals Prevention Act 1925 and for related purposes.
Animal Welfare and the Tasmanian Dairy Industry
The revised Dairy Welfare Guide released by DPIPWE.
Animal welfare following bushfires
Dealing with injured livestock after a fire.
Animal welfare guidelines - breeding dogs in Tasmania (June 2012)
The DPIPWE has published welfare guidelines for the breeding of dogs.
Animals in bushfire plans (bushfireplan.pdf 405 KB)
Fact sheet to consider animals in a bushfire plan
Annual Waterways Monitoring Reports (DPIPWE)
For each catchment, the annual reports include: a land-use map and summary information about the catchment, streamflow and water allocation information, water quality data for monitoring stations located in the catchment, and a report on ‘riverine health’ for monitoring sites located in the catchment.
Ants (May 2012)
Four factsheets on how to identify ants.
Apple and Pear Australia
APAL is the peak industry body representing the interests of commercial apple and pear growers in Australia in matters of national importance including regulation and legislation, marketing, research and development.
Application for Authority to Import Used Horse Equipment (importpermit2.pdf 60 KB)
Form to be completed and forwarded to the Chief Veterinary Officer, DPIPWE.
Applications now open for the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship
AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship applications open for university students looking forward to a career in rural industries
Applying for a Water Licence in Tasmania
A water licence is required before water can be taken from a water resource with the exception of users listed under Part 5 of the Water Management Act 1999.
Approved Quarantine Places (approvedquarantineplaceAugust2012.pdf 547 KB)
Fact Sheet (August 2012) showing the requirements for setting up an "Approved Quarantine Place" in Tasmania.
Archaeology online databases
Online databases related to Archaeology.
ARM pump efficiency calculator (ARM_Pump_Efficiency_Calculator_Tool_July_2010.xls 956 KB)
ARM pump efficiency calculator
Assessment of Extent and Impacts of Salinity in Tasmania
Information, maps and a copy of the full report on the effects of dryland salinity in Tasmania.
ATO fuel schemes
Fuel schemes provide credits and grants to reduce the costs of some fuels or to provide a benefit to encourage the recycling of waste oils.
AuctionsPlus provides electronic online auctions of livestock and sale reports.
The Ausmarket Consultants group has been established to promote uniformity in Australian fruit and vegetable market price reporting, market intelligence, historic data, outturn reporting and product assessment.
AUSTLII (Australian Legal Information Institute)
A primary site for accessing Australian (State and Commonwealth) legislation and caselaw.
Austrade provides advice, market intelligence and support to Australian companies to reduce the time, cost and risk involved in selecting, entering and developing international markets.
Austrade (Tasmanian Office)
Contact details for the Tasmanian Office of Austrade.
Australia's biggest cargo ship officially named in Tasmania, but exporters warn more capacity is needed in future
Tasmanian primary producers have urged the State Government not to be complacent about increasing the state's freight export capacity, following the official naming of the largest Australian-flagged cargo vessel in Burnie yesterday.
Australia's Future Climate - CSIRO
Provides climate change projections and suggested impacts for Australia.
Australia's Red Meat Integrity System
A system of food safety measures, quality assurance and traceability from paddock to plate, guarantees the integrity of Australia’s $22.9 billion red meat industry.
Australia's Red Meat Integrity System (MLA)
A system of food safety measures, quality assurance and traceability from paddock to plate, guarantees the integrity of Australia’s $22.9 billion red meat industry.
Australian Alpaca Association (Tasmania)
Tasmanian section of the national organisation promoting alpacas as a viable and sustainable primary industry.
Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders
The Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders encourages, promotes and fosters the breeding and improvement of stud Merino and Poll Merino sheep, and compiles and publishs a register of Merino and Poll Merino stud sheep in Australia.
Australian Belted Galloway Association
Find useful information on the breed, sales, the association, and its projects.
Australian Blueberry Growers Association Inc.
The Australian Blueberry Growers Association (Incorporated) was formed to represent the industry.
Australian Border Leicester Sheep Association
Find useful information on the breed, sales, the association, and shows.
Australian Brahman Breeders Association
Provides news, sales and information on Brahman cattle in Australia.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
The ABS provides statistical information to meet user needs, including statistical information related to agriculture and farming.
Australian Business Licence and Information Service
A one-stop-shop on the Commonwealth, State and Local Government controls required when operating a business (or occupation) in Tasmania. Includes licenses, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practices, standards, guidelines, etc.
Australian Corriedale Association
Find information on breed, market reports, shows and results, news, calendar of events and more.
Australian Dairy Farmers
Australian Dairy Farmers is the national voice of Australia's dairy farmers, providing strong leadership and representation for the continued growth of internationally competitive, innovative and sustainable dairy farm businesses.
Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme
The Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme (ADHIS) is an initiative of the Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) maintaining a national database of performance and pedigree details for individual dairy animals.
Australian Digital Theses
Coverage: Searchable database of nearly 4000 Australian research theses.
Australian Droughtmaster Society
Provides news, sales and information on Droughtmaster cattle in Australia.
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
Australian Food Safety Centre
The Centre aims to build capability in food safety through rigorous, organised programs of scientific research, education and knowledge dissemination.
Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group
Gives access to the latest information on glyphosate resistance, its prevention and management.
Australian Government Online Directory
Provides a comprehensive directory of Australian Government Departments, Agencies and parlimentary representatives.
Australian Government Websites
Links to Australian Government websites.
Australian Grown
The Australian Grown brand is an easy way for you to identify produce that is Australian.
Australian Horticultural Exporters' Association
The Australian Horticultural Exporters’ Association Inc. (AHEA), is the National Peak Industry Body of Exporters, committed to the development of the export of Australian Horticultural products, namely fresh fruit and vegetables, edible nuts, cut flowers, native flowers, foliage and nursery produce.
Australian JobSearch
Australian JobSearch is a free online employment service.
Australian Limousin Breeders Society
Find useful information on the breed, sales, the association, and its projects.
Australian Lowline Cattle Association
You'll find useful information on the Lowline breed, the association and its projects.
Australian Mushrooms
The peak body for Australian mushroom growers.
Australian National Committee of Large Dams Incorporated
A voluntary association of organisations and individual professionals with an interest in dams in Australia.
Australian Natural Resources Atlas
Provides access to information on natural resource issues facing agriculture, coasts, dryland salinity, irrigation, land, natural resource economics, rangelands, soils, vegetation, biodiversity, water.
Australian Organic Marketing Opportunities
Australian Certified Organic is owned by Australian Organic – a marketing team that educates the public about organics.
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicine Authority
The APVMA operates the Australian system which evaluates, registers and regulates agricultural and veterinary chemicals. This site documents information about the registration status of herbicides and agvet chemicals.
Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross deals with emergencies both within Australia and overseas.
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