Items of Interest

Tasmanian Rural Water Use Strategy is now available

The Tasmanian Government has developed the Rural Water Use Strategy to support the wise use of water.
(29/3/2021)


Natural Disaster Insurance Checkup

Depending on where you live, you may have more risk of loss or damage to your home, business or belongings if a natural disaster comes your way.
(22/3/2021)


Tasmanian Weeds Action Fund - Large Grants Round

Statewide grant applications are now being accepted.
(16/3/2021)


General Biosecurity Duty legislation commences 31 March 2021

The Biosecurity Act 2019​ introduces in Tasmania a new legal obligation known as the General Biosecurity Duty – or GBD.
(15/3/2021)


Green string beans growing in Tasmania

A team of researchers from the University of Tasmania had a simple goal in mind when they embarked on the study to find out why the humble bean grew so well in cool climate areas like Tasmania.
(4/3/2021)


Droving in spectacular Tassie

The horses nervously and excitedly tap their feet as saddlebags and packs are thrown over their backs right before a ride to drive cattle into Tasmania's central highlands.
(15/2/2021)


Community urged to be vigilant for signs of blueberry rust

Biosecurity Tasmania is currently investigating a detection of blueberry rust (BBR) on a small commercial blueberry farm in the north of the State.
(8/2/2021)


Seasonal Worker Transport Pilot Program

The Tasmanian Government has announced a daily transport service (six days per week) to participating businesses for seasonal workers.
(18/1/2021)


Bushfire Recovery Grants for Primary Producers

If you are an affected primary producer impacted by the December 2019 - January 2020 bushfires in Tasmania, you may be eligible for a range of assistance, including grant funding and financial counselling.
(15/1/2021)


Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Businesses

The Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business program is aimed at increasing the number of apprentices and trainees employed in small businesses in Tasmania.
(12/1/2021)


Tasmanian cherries exported on direct flights to Asia

Tasmanian cherry exporters are celebrating after their delicate produce arrived in perfect condition in Japan, following a new direct flight from Hobart to Hong Kong.
(23/12/2020)


Bushfire planning for pets and livestock

With the summer season now upon us comes the increased risk of bushfires and Biosecurity Tasmania urges animal owners to be well prepared.
(11/12/2020)


Get your Community Bushfire Protection Plan

Get your community bushfire protection plan and use it to develop a bushfire survival plan.
(10/12/2020)


Planning your summer cropping

Dairy Australia have developed a Planning your Summer Cropping Factsheet which highlights key points to consider when making decisions to plan your summer cropping program.
(1/12/2020)


Readily Available Water (RAW) zone

Scheduling of irrigation is important in helping provide the right amount of water for your pastures.
(1/12/2020)


Building Resilience...and making wine

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women, we are shining a light on some of the incredible women from regional, rural and remote parts of Australia who we get to work with at AgriFutures Australia. One of these incredible women is Anh Nguyen.
(22/10/2020)


Getting hands dirty for better apples and pears

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has commenced a $800,000 research project to help Australian apple and pear growers stay at the leading-edge by better understanding the connection between healthy soils and productive orchards.
(14/9/2020)


New management plan for Wild Fallow Deer

​​A deer management plan will be developed to ensure the Government can continue to balance the impacts of wild deer on agricultural production, conservation areas and forestry, while maintaining deer as a traditional recreational hunting resource.
(31/8/2020)


Red Hot Tips launch

Tasmanian landholders will be better able to manage bushfire risk on their property with the launch of the expanded Red Hot Tips program as part of the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to keeping Tasmanians safe.
(13/8/2020)


Dairy cows in Tasmania fed seaweed

Edible seaweed has long been a staple in Asian cuisines, but now its target market is shifting to the four-legged consumer.
(3/8/2020)


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