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Ragwort Alert
Be on the lookout for Ragwort - a declared weed in Tasmania.
Rainbow trout for farm dams
Application form for stocking trout in farm dams
Rain, hail and humidity destroy cherry crops just a week from Christmas
Cherry regions across Australia have been hit with heavy rain, hail and humidity, ruining large amounts of fruit just a week out from Christmas.
ranunculus plant (ranunculus.pdf 2984 KB)
ranunculus plant
Real Estate Institute of Tasmania
The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania is a member organisation representing the views and the professional needs of its members - these being more than 170 real estate agents (and their staff) throughout the state.
Reasons Why Farmers Diversify (Reasons_Why_Farmers_Diversify_RIRDC.pdf 719 KB)
Reasons Why Farmers Diversify
Recommencement of restricted strawberry fruit trade from Western Australia (15 August 2016)
Biosecurity Tasmania advises that new, temporary import requirements have been imposed on the trade of Western Australian strawberry fruit as a vector of Green Snail.
Record keeping for herd improvement (DPI NSW)
The recording systems outlined present a package of practical records for beef producers.
Recreational Game Licences in Tasmania
Recreational game licences authorise the taking of game, i.e. deer, wild duck, mutton-bird (non-commercial), wallaby (non-commercial), brown quail and pheasant during open seasons. This site contains links to bag limits, application forms, etc.
Red Headed Cockchafer fact sheet (redheaded_factsheet.pdf 773 KB)
Management of red headed cockchafer pasture pest.
Red Meat Targets early weaning update
Early weaning is a good example of using pasture assessment, reducing demand and setting priorities to improve efficiency.
Red Meat Targets: science on farm
The simplest aspects of science that offer the greatest power and can turn every farm into a research and development centre.
Reducing emissions
The Tasmanian Climate Change Office is up and running in Hobart’s Salamanca Square and is working on a number of new initiatives as well as finalising the Climate Change Strategy for the State.
Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF)
The Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) supports the infrastructure needs of regional Australia. Nearly $1 billion has been allocated to the program, with some funding subject to the Minerals Resource Rent Tax. The program funds capital infrastructure projects which are identified as priorities by local communities.
Regulations & Guidelines
Information about regulations and controls affecting Tasmanian farmers.
Relationships Australia Rural Support Team
The Rural Support Team is an innovative outreach project aimed at providing social and emotional support to individuals and families in rural areas through personal counselling and community development activities that help strengthen support networks and build social capital.
Release of calicivirus for localised rabbit control (March 2015)
Biosecurity Tasmania intends to undertake release of rabbit calicivirus for biological control of European rabbit populations at various sites throughout Tasmania during March and April 2015.
Release of new strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus in Tasmania (February 2017)
The national release of a Korean strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, known as RHDV1 K5 will commence from the first week of March, 2017. Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus is also known as rabbit calicivirus.
Reminder to vaccinate dogs against canine parvovirus (April 2016)
A veterinary practice on Tasmania's North West has recently reported several confirmed cases of canine parvovirus.
Research and Development
Research and development is a key component of Tasmanian agricultural industries and their development.
Research online databases
Online databases related to research.
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.
Residues in Food and Fibre (Tasmania)
There is a risk that some residues in agricultural and veterinary chemicals may be found in agricultural products.
RHDV1 K5 to control wild rabbits
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) has been used in Australia for more than 20 years to minimise the impacts of introduced European rabbits on farming and the environment. The RHDV1 Czech v351 strain has been available to authorised users as a biological control agent since 1996. A strain introduced in 2017, known as RHDV1 K5, is now available for purchase.
Riparian Bush Management in Tasmania
Stock access to waterways can be managed to minimise damage.
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).
Robots may take on shearing as Australia's resurgent wool industry deals with a labour shortage
Robots shearing sheep. The idea is enough to have 19th-century bush poet Henry Lawson turn in his grave, but Australia's resurgent $3 billion wool industry is working to make it a reality.
Royal Hobart International Wine Show
Held in November each year the Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show is a significant event in the Australian wine industry.
The RSPCA's mission iso prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
Rural Alive and Well Inc (RAW)
Rural Alive and Well Inc (RAW) is a not for profit organisation delivering suicide prevention and community wellbeing services to Tasmanian rural communities. It also provides counselling services to the forestry industry.
Rural Careers Guide
The Rural Career Guide is a resource for students and job seekers, new entrants to the industry, parents and educators, counsellors and employers. It features career descriptions, interactive displays, education and training options to highlight career pathways in rural and related industries.
Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania (RFCST)
The Rural Financial Counselling Service Tasmania (RFCST) is a free, confidential statewide service which aims to help primary producers, fishing enterprises and small rural businesses experiencing financial hardship and seeking support. The service can provide an independent financial assessment, information and support for those making the difficult decisions.
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) manages and funds priority research and translates the results into practical outcomes for industry development. The focus is on new and emerging industries as a means of diversification of rural enterprises in Australia.
Rural Relief Fund
Grant program and Tasmanian based relief fund to raise funds to support farmers in times of need.
Rural Skills Australia
Rural Skills Australia provides information and advice to industry on training reforms and packages and supports rural training in schools.
Rural Solutions (SA)
South Australian Government business with a team of over 200 full-time specialist consultants who deliver tailored services and products for customers in the primary industries and manufacturing sectors.
Rural Support Network Tasmania - contacts for families seeking assistance
The Rural Support Network Tasmania (RSNT) links the various organisations providing health, finance and farming information and assistance to rural and regional communities across the State.
Rural Water Supplies (DHHS)
Information on rainwater tanks, bore water, dam water, rivers and streams, disinfection and filtration.
Rural Women's Award
Rural Women's Award
Rural Women's Award (RIRDC)
The RIRDC Rural Women's Award is open to all women involved in agriculture, including forestry, fisheries, natural resource management and related service industries. The Award will support women with a strong and positive vision for the future of their industry and its human resource.
Rural Youth Tasmania
Rural Youth is an organisation open to people between the ages of 15 and 30, providing its members with opportunities to travel interstate and overseas, to enter state and national competitions, including the Young Farmer of the Year, and to learn new skills and explore individual talents.
Russian Wheat Aphid in Tasmania (January 2017)
Russian wheat aphid, a serious insect pest of wheat, barley and some other cereal crops has been detected in Tasmania.
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