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PAL review now complete
Premier David Bartlett today announced that a revised State Policy on the Protection of Agricultural Land (PAL) had been sent to the Resource Planning and Development Commission (RPDC) for assessment as a new State Policy.
Pampas information sheet (Pampas_note.pdf 246 KB)
Information on pampas grass
Parks and Wildlife Service
Information on national parks and reserves, world heritage, wildlife, plants and landforms, and the many recreational activities within Tasmania.
Pasture and Forage Pests
Pastures and fodder crop pets.
Pasture data now at producers’ fingertips
For the first time, southern livestock producers will have access to quantitative data about the performance of pasture varieties at their fingertips, with the launch of the Pasture Trial Network (PTN) website.
Pasture development a boon to meat and wool production
The State Government and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) will contribute $175,000 to the Herbage Development Program.
Pasture management
Information on pasture management in Tasmania. Providing livestock producers with information on pasture production and management.
Pasture Principles Program
Macquarie Franklin are currently inviting producers to participate in their Pasture Principles program in 2017.
Pasture recovery after bush fire
The approaches to pasture recovery can benefit from time – time to rest the damaged landscape and time to assess the extent of the damage before action is taken.
Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (DHHS)
The Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (PTAS) provides financial assistance with travel and/or accommodation costs to Tasmanian residents who need to travel: more than 50 kms (one way) to the nearest oncology or dialysis treatment centre; or more than 75 kms (one way) to the nearest appropriate specialist medical service; or more than 75 kms (one way) to access lymphoedema treatment.
Paving the way for further dairy investment at Woolnorth
A large planned investment will make Woolnorth one of the largest grass-feed dairy operations in the world.
PC brochure (PC_brochure.pdf 372 KB)
Productivity commission report brochire/ summary
People in Dairy
This site is designed to assist dairy farmers to get the best outcomes from the people in their businesses.
People in dairy (people_in_dairy_advisor.pdf 117 KB)
advisor workshop flyers
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.
Perennial Horticulture Centre (TIA)
The Perennial Horticulture Centre in the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) focuses on orchard management, integrated disease management, crop physiology, spray application technology, natural plant extracts and specialty mushrooms.
Permits, Forms & Fees
Provides links to permits, application forms and their associated fees.
Pest and disease outbreaks (Aust Gov)
Access to local, state and national information on responses to outbreaks of animal and plant pests and diseases.
Pest Genie
Pest Genie is a database specialising in information about plant protection and animal health products
Pest register
Biosecurity update
Pest Register (2008) (Pest_Register.pdf 168 KB)
Pest Register (2008)
Pesticide Monitoring Program in Tasmania
A program to monitor Tasmanian water catchments for a range of herbicides and other pesticides.
Pests and Diseases Image Library
PaDIL offers high-quality colour diagnostic images and information on pests and diseases.
Pests and pest control online databases
Online databases related to pests and pest control.
Pests in imported grain (April 2014)
In the last fortnight, Tasmanian Seed Services Laboratory has picked up a significant increase in the number of live pests in samples of imported grain submitted by Quarantine Tasmania
Photo competition primay producer entry form (Photo_competition_Primary_Producer_Flyer.pdf 723 KB)
Photo competition Primary Producer entry form
Photo competition school flyer (Photo_competition_Schools_Flyer.pdff.pdf 708 KB)
2008 Photo competition schools flyer.
Coverage: Database of images in the collections of libraries, museums, galleries, archives, universities and other cultural agencies in Australia and abroad.
Pigeon vaccinations and imports (October 2014)
Recently, Biosecurity Tasmania seized a consignment of unvaccinated pigeons at the Tasmanian border - providing a timely reminder about vaccinating pigeons.
Pigs and pandemic influenza
Pigs and pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza
Pivot course rsvp,payment form (Payment_RSVP_form_pivot_laterals_course.doc 183 KB)
Payment form for Pivot and laterals course.
Pivot information flyer (IF_Training_Series_Pivots_Laterals.pdf 196 KB)
Information flyer n the Pivot and laterals field days.
Place Names (Gazetteer of Australia)
Coverage: Australian place names.
Place of origin branding for Tasmanian fine wool
Tasmanian superfine wool merits place-of-origin branding, but existing supply chains and marketing systems make that difficult to implement.
Plans for a major irrigation scheme for the Scottsdale district
The State Government has announced plans for a new $46 million irrigation scheme at Scottsdale.
Plans to double Tasmania's grain production
Plans to double Tasmania's grain production to keep pace with dairy industry expansion
Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania
The Plant Biosecurity Manual has been developed to ensure that imported plants and plant products do not pose a threat to Tasmania's primary industries, natural environment, and public health.
Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania - 2017 edition online from 14 December 2016
The 2017 edition of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania will be published on the Biosecurity Tasmania website on 14 December 2016. The manual will only be published online, and will not be available in hard copy format.
Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania 2015 Edition – upcoming amendments (November 2014)
The 2015 edition of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania will be published on the Biosecurity Tasmania website on 17 December 2014.
Plant diseases & pests
Provides information on plant diseases and identification.
Plant Health Laboratories in Tasmania
Information on plant health testing facilities in Tasmania.
Plant Pests and Diseases (Aust Gov)
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources manages Australia’s biosecurity system to protect from exotic plant pests.
Plant pests and quarantine requirements - update October 2013
The forthcoming 2014 edition of the Plant Quarantine Manual Tasmania, due to be published in mid December 2013, will for the first time include a list of Unwanted Quaratine Pests (UQPs).
Plant pest/disease surveillance operations
Plant pest/disease surveillance operations
Plant Quarantine Manual Tasmania 2014 Edition (December 2013)
The 2014 edition of the Plant Quarantine Manual Tasmania was published on the DPIPWE website on 18 December 2013.
Plant Quarantine Manual (version 2) (2nd_plant_q_manual.pdf 783 KB)
2nd plant quarantine manual
Plant science online databases
Online databases related to Plant Science.
Plantation forestry sector finds new markets
Activity in Tasmania's plantation forestry sector is picking up after a deep and prolonged downturn.
PLANTPLAN response document updated (February 2014)
PLANTPLAN is the nationally agreed technical plan used to respond to an emergency plant pest incident.
PMP program offered to land-holders in the Huon Valley
Small holding Property Management Planning program for the Huon Valley.
Point and click for your local weather forecast
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Forecast Explorer weather map viewer for Tasmania.
Police highlight poppy theft risks
Chief executive of Poppy Growers Tasmania Keith Rice said Tasmanian poppies were highly toxic if ingested and could even kill.
Pollination information vital for commercial fruit crops
Apple, cherry and blueberry growers are being urged to help protect their industries against the potential devastation of Varroa mite, by filling in a survey currently being circulated by their industry bodies.
Polwarth Sheep Breeders' Association of Australia
Information on breed, history, news and current breeders.
Poppy acreage increases this season
Despite an ongoing global oversupply of opiate material, Tasmanian poppy processors plan to increase production this season.
Poppy company TPI moves crops to mainland states
It is the second season that pharmaceutical companies have grown commercial opium poppies, for use in painkillers like morphine and codeine, on the mainland.
Poppy industry regulations to be reviewed
John Ramsay has been selected to head a review of Tasmania's poppy industry regulations.
Poppy Industry Review - call for submissions now open
Submissions are now being sought on the review of the regulation of Tasmania's poppy industry.
Poppy Industry Study (REQUEST_for_QUOTATION.pdf 185 KB)
Quotation documentation for consultants
Poppy processor GlaxoSmithKline is selling its Australian opiates division to Indian pharmaceutical business, Sun Pharma.
Australia's oldest poppy processor GlaxoSmithKline is selling its Australian opiates division to India's largest pharmaceutical business, Sun Pharma.
Poppy processor TPI Enterprises plans stock exchange float in 2015
Poppy processor TPI Enterprises is looking to raise $35 million this month to fund expansion in Victoria, the Northern Territory and Portugal.
Poppy processors shelve plans to expand production
Plans to expand Australian poppy production for pharmaceuticals have been put on hold.
Poppy Report 2013 (Poppy_Report_220213.pdf 2774 KB)
Report on farmer decisions to grow poppies and the potential to increase area as irrigation becomes available.
Pork consumption catching up to beef and lamb
The gap between pork and red meat consumption is the narrowest it's been in 20 years, according to the National Australia Bank.
Pork industry sets its sights on exports
Australian pork producers say they want access to more export markets.
Positive news for the honey bee industry
Beekeeping business cash income averaged $70,400, and was significantly higher in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, according to the Australian honey bee industry report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.
Post-flood care key to stock recovery
According to Biosecurity Tasmania, animals that have suffered inundation and trauma will need close attention during the next few weeks.
Post harvest treatment of some fruits with fenthion is no longer permitted (November 2012)
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) decision means that post harvest treatment of some fruits with the insecticide fenthion is no longer permitted.
Postcode directory
State Libray of Tasmania links to postcode directories for Australia and overseas.
Postgraduate course in climate change designed for primary industries
The University of Melbourne is offering the Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries course, commencing on 14 July 2014 and finishing in July 2015.
Potato farmers negotiate a new price deal with Simplot
Simplot has agreed to pay its Tasmanian potato suppliers 5 per cent more, phased in over the next three years.
Potato growers reluctantly accept price rise
Prices for potato crops grown for Simplot's north-west Tasmanian factory are set to rise by $20 a tonne.
Potato import findings delayed until June
Findings of the Senate inquiry into potato imports from New Zealand have been delayed until June 2013.
Potato industry biosecurity plan released
A new Industry Biosecurity Plan developed for the potato industry highlights more than 70 exotic pests and diseases that pose a threat to the future.
Potato, vegetable and associated industries
Information on these key Tasmanian Industries, plus information on pyrethrum and poppies.
Potential for a big boost to the State's poppy production
A new report has found that land available to grow poppies in Tasmania could increase to around 45,000 ha.
Potential for Tasmanian grain in fish feed
For Tasmanian grain crops to be used as an ingredient in fish feed, there would need to be a consistent supply of 10,000 tonnes of high protein wheat a year.
Potential land area suitable for poppy production in Tasmania (Potential_land_for_Poppies.pdf 773 KB)
The TIAR–DPIPWE report – Potential land area suitable for poppy production in Tasmania – suggests a significant additional area of land in the state where sustainable poppy production could be carried out.
Poultry and Pigeons in Tasmania
Some basic tips on protecting birds from diseases carried by wild birds.
Practical impacts of 2015-16 Federal Budget measures
Practical impacts of 2015-16 Federal Budget measures.
Practical steps to growing the agribusiness
AgriGrowth Tasmania is partnering with rural financial and business management experts, Rural Business Tasmania in delivering a new and innovative program.
Precipitation outlook for Australia
10 day precipitation outlook for Australia and New Zealand.
Precision Agriculture (GRDC)
Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) information on the adoption of precison agriculture in Australian cropping.
Precision Farming Project aims to boost production
The $530,000 Precision Farming Project will use the latest technology and enable Tasmanian farmers to better match their crops and stock to the weather, soil and other conditions.
Precision Sheep Systems (20100621_Precision_Sheep_flyer.pdf 222 KB)
Information flyer on field day
Predator scat survey to track wildlife and invasive species in eastern Tasmania
Tasmania’s wildlife and invasive species will be mapped in a study that will use their droppings to find out where they live and what they eat.
Preferred option for Circular Head Irrigation Scheme unveiled
The preferred option for the Circular Head Irrigation Scheme in north west Tasmania has been released.
Preferred option for Jordan River Irrigation Scheme
Preferred Option For Jordan River Irrigation Scheme
Preferred option for Sassafras/Wesley Vale irrigation scheme
Preferred Option for Sassafras/Wesley Vale Irrigation Scheme
Premier opens new family winery business at Cambridge
The Premier, Lara Giddings, has opened the new Cambridge winery of family-owned wine producer Pooley Wines.
Premium sales pitch for Australian red meat
International expert tells Australian cattle and sheep producers to ‘sell their story’ to emerging markets to ensure ongoing demand for premium beef and lamb.
Prepare a bushfire plan
A written bushfire plan will help you think through actions logically, and give you something to refer to if a bushfire breaks out nearby.
Prices and markets (MLA)
Market information from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) provides the latest prices, forecasts and analysis for Australian and international red meat markets.
Primary Industries Education Foundation
The Primary Industries Education Foundation is a tripartite not-for-profit company formed through the collaboration of the Australian Government, primary industries organisations and the education sector. The Foundation's vision is to be the preferred provider on credible, relevant and factual information on all matters relating to agriculture, fisheries and forestry for Australia's teachers, students and the community.
Prime Minister launches new rural innovation hub
The Prime Minister has launched the NFF's innovation hub for agricultural technologies, called 'Sprout'.
Primezone provides teachers with single-point access to a range of primary industries education resources. It is an initiative of the Primary Industries Education Foundation.
Prison Service extends bushfire fencing recovery effort
The Tasmania Prison Service has extended its innovative fence building program to meet ongoing need, using an extra $65,000 from the State Government.
Private Land Conservation Program in Tasmania
Programs providing assistance for conservation on private land.
Pro-MED Mail (International Society for Infectious Diseases)
Coverage: Global electronic reporting system for monitoring emerging infectious diseases and toxins, open to all sources.
Proactive Agricultural Safety and Support Inc (PASS)
Proactive Agricultural Safety and Support Inc. (PASS) is a not for profit, grass roots organisation concerned about safety in the rural workplace. PASS aims to eliminate fatalities and reduce injuries in rural workplaces.
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