Items of Interest

Cannabis plants budding success for medicinal market in top-secret Tasmanian greenhouse

It's the greenhouse that will make you green with envy but only a select few will be able to visit the Tasmanian Botanics processing facility — for security reasons.
(24/5/2019)


Climate Mapping Variables now available on LIST

If you are interested in starting or changing to a new agricultural venture, then you should access the Climate Mapping Variables layers.
(24/5/2019)


Community Achievement Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards are open.
(20/5/2019)


Succession was never discussed on the Marwood farm. It ended in a years-long family rift

When the only son of a farming family decided to leave his parents' dairy business it triggered a feud between father and son that lasted years. It was not until the family farmhouse caught fire that the men had cause to reunite and make amends.
(20/5/2019)


Regenerative agriculture for students launched in Australian-first curriculum to maintain healthy soils

A Tamworth teacher has developed the first curriculum in Australia that explores regenerative agricultural principles and practices.
(20/5/2019)


Joel Salatin in Australia to champion holistic approach to food production

Joel Salatin's ideas aren't appreciated by everyone. But the man dubbed by Time magazine as "America's best farmer" takes any criticism in his stride.
(20/5/2019)


Milk breakthrough that can keep it fresh in the fridge for 60 days offers lifeline to dairy farmers

A Queensland food technology company has patented a process it claims can keep 100 per cent natural milk fresh in the fridge for at least 60 days without additives or preservatives.
(9/5/2019)


On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

The Australian Government's On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme will be implemented in Tasmania over the three financial years 2018-19 to 2020-2021.
(3/5/2019)


Farm safety gains traction but improvements needed

Tractors and quad bikes remain the leading causes of injury on Australian farms but deaths from both vehicles have declined significantly since 2017, according to new research.
(1/5/2019)


Harvest timing key to consistent quality

Tools exist to help make sure fruit is mature at harvest and consumers get the best eating experience.
(1/5/2019)


Australians back bumblebee pollination of Tasmanian tomato crops

The Australian federal government has agreed with a Senate committee recommendation to use Tasmania's feral bumblebee populations for a two-year trial for pollination purposes.
(1/5/2019)


2020 Nuffield Scholarships for Australian Primary Producers

​Applications are open for the 2020 Nuffield Scholarship program, and Nuffield Australia is urging young farmers with a desire to drive their knowledge and businesses forward to apply.
(1/5/2019)


Aquaponic venture described as 'growing two crops on one drop of water'

Fresh vegetables and fish can often be hard to find in small rural towns, but growing two crops on one source of water quickly turned into a viable operation for a producer in South Australia.
(24/4/2019)


Guardian donkeys prove their worth warding off wild dogs

​A Queensland grazier has turned to donkeys to ward off wild dogs and says, in the past year, he has not lost a calf in any paddocks patrolled by the feisty guardian animals.
(24/4/2019)


Warning on dangers of keeping male pet deer

A former deer farmer has warned about the dangers of keeping male deer as pets, after a man was attacked and killed in northern Victoria.
(18/4/2019)


European wasp warning for WA as record numbers of the aggressive insect discovered

An aggressive wasp with no known predators is being found in record numbers in Western Australia, with suburbs in Perth's Hills and foothills most at risk.
(18/4/2019)


Huge turnaround in Tasmania's poppy industry

​Poppy growers in Tasmania have had a double whammy with poppy processors after winning a pay rise and extra hectares under seed next season.
(18/4/2019)


Fruit and vegetable prices 'could double' in a decade as power and energy costs grow

Australians are being warned that the price of fresh fruit and vegetables could double within a decade, as farmers face increasing pressure from rising labour, electricity costs and weather extremes.
(12/4/2019)


Tamar Action Grants Information Sessions

Are you a grazier or dairy farmer in the greater Tamar and Esk Rivers catchment areas?
(29/3/2019)


Tasmania's GMO ban under review as scientist urges change to 'feed more people'

Professor Sergey Shebala spends a lot of time thinking about how the world's growing population is going to be fed.
(29/3/2019)


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