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Understanding and Managing Soil Biology on Tasmanian Farms
Guide to management practices that support healthy soil ecosystem functions.
Unique opportunity emerging at Hagley Farm and Visitor Centre
The iconic Hagley Farm and Visitor Centre in northern Tasmania will soon begin a recruiting process to find its next farmer
United States overtakes Japan as Australia's largest beef market
The United States has overtaken Japan as Australia's single largest beef export market.
University of New England - Scholarships
Provides links to scholarships available at the University of New England.
University of Sydney - Scholarships
Provides links to scholarships available at the University of Sydney.
Unlocking the potential of industrial hemp
The industrial hemp industry has great potential for growth and job creation in Tasmania.
Update of Regulated Quarantine Pest List (December 2013)
The annual update of Tasmania’s Regulated Quarantine Pests (RQPs - Section 12 List A &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; B plant pests) has been published in the Government Gazette.
Update on Green Army programme in Tasmania
In Tasmania, 31 Green Army sites have been selected, 13 are already up and running and another 18 are to come on board.
Update on the Dial-Blythe irrigation scheme for the North-West Coast
The proposal involves a 2,500 ML off-river dam at South Riana to be filled predominantly by water pumped from the Blythe River via a 600 metre supply pipeline.
Update on the proposal to import processing potatoes from New Zealand
The Australian Government has released an update on the proposal to import potatoes from New Zealand
Update on the situation around imported berries and Hepatitis A
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, have moved to update Australians on the situation involving imported frozen berries and Hepatitis A.
Update on the situation around imported berries and Hepatitis A​
Australia's Minister for Agriculture and the Assistant Minister for Health have issued an update on the situation involving imported frozen berries and Hepatitis A.
Update on the South-East Irrigation Scheme stage 3
Tasmanian Irrigation has remodelled its proposal for a third stage of the South East Irrigation Scheme (SEIS).
Update on the stock underpass program
Crossing cattle across roads is ​a significant issue for many dairy and livestock farmers.
Updated Dairy Welfare Guide (July 2012)
The Dairy Welfare Guide has been updated. The 2012 edition goes into much more detail than the one it replaces.
Updated import conditions for WA strawberry fruit trade (7 October 2016)
Biosecurity Tasmania advises that updated import conditions have been imposed on the trade of Western Australian strawberry fruit as a vector of Green Snail.
Updated mastitis management guidelines now available
An essential reference tool for all dairy farmers tackling mastitis in their herds has been updated by Dairy Australia and is available to order.
Updated Plant Quarantine Manual for Tasmania published
The 2012 edition of the Plant Quarantine Manual for Tasmania has been published by DPIPWE.
Updates for Tasmanian agriculture teachers
Two staff members from Hagley Farm School are currently in America on an eight week study tour, looking at exemplary practice in agricultural education with the intention of raising the standards of agricultural education in Tasmania.
Updates on bovine Johne's disease management
The new, national approach to bovine Johne’s disease in cattle – the BJD Framework – offers a fresh approach to the management of the endemic disease.
Urgent talks sought with Simplot
The Deputy Premier Bryan Green will have talks with Simplot Australia, following the announced review of the operation of its Devonport plant.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Variety of information on US and world agriculture.
US drug overdose epidemic may curb Tasmanian poppy cropping
A rising death toll from accidental overdoses of pain medicines in the United States could limit poppy production in Tasmania and interstate
Use of the insecticide dimethoate suspended on many food crops
Use of the insecticide dimethoate suspended on many food crops
Useful Resources
Useful tools and resources including links to industry directories, market reports and other frequently used sites.
Using DSEs and carrying capacities to compare sheep enterprises (NSW DPI)
Shows the comparative feed requirements of sheep through the use of dry sheep equivalent ratios.
Using satellites to move beehives
A new online tool that uses images from NASA satellites is set to revolutionise the way Australia’s beekeepers find sources of nectar and pollen for their bees.
UTAS research delivers healthier roast lamb
A 10-year study by a University of Tasmania team has demonstrated that sheep meat can be healthier if livestock are fed pellets laced with only 5 per cent of an easily available polyunsaturated oil, such as canola oil or rice bran oil.
UTAS survey of dog attacks on farm livestock
A University of Tasmania researcher is seeking information regarding dog attacks upon farm livestock.
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