State-wide enterprise suitability maps are available online at the Land Information System Tasmania (LIST) via the links below. Users can view the maps, zoom into specific locations, and also overlay other useful data sets.
Many plants require particular climatic and land characteristics for best performance. Frost, winter chilling, summer heat, drainage, slope and salinity are some of these characteristics. For each enterprise land and climate criteria, or "crop rules", are used to distinguish suitable from less suitable areas. These rules define the boundaries between the different classes of the enterprise suitability maps.
When viewing the maps on the LIST, by clicking on the "I" tool and then clicking on an area
of the map, a pop-up box identifies what the limiting factors are (if any). This information can
help guide any management practices that could help overcome the limitations. The maps are based on the parameters in the Crop Rules. The legend displays the suitability categories of
The suitability factors for assisting in site selection for each crop are found on the fact sheets.
If you have problems accessing the LIST using the links, type www.thelist.tas.gov.au into your
web browser. Instructions on how to access the Enterprise Suitability Maps are below: LIST map instructions (69Kb)
For more information contact:
Extension Leader - Vegetable Centre
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture