Plant Industries

​​​​​​​​​​​Research, development and extension activities in Tasmanian plant industries which were once delivered by the Department are now delivered through the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) in partnership with the University of Tasmania.

The Department provides policy leadership to Government on key issues.

In this Topic

  • Tasmanian Poppy Industry
    Information on becoming a poppy grower in Tasmania, licensing requirements, security practices, dangers of poppies and the Poppy Advisory and Control Board
  • Industrial Hemp
    Summarises the legislative and licensing equirements for growing industrial hemp in Tasmania.
  • Best Practice Poppy Growing Guide
    Guide to growing poppies.
  • Factors Influencing Farmers Decisions to Grow Poppies
    The 2013 Macquarie Franklin Report was jointly funded by the State Government and Poppy Growers Tasmania (PGT).
  • Seed Production
    The Tasmanian Crop and Pasture Seed Industry Plan 2020-23 (the Plan) has been developed to identify opportunities to support the continued growth of the seed production industry.

Contact

Plant Industry Analyst
Howard Nichol
171 Westbury Road
Prospect TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2218
Mobile: 0428 719 153
Fax: 03 6777 5100
Email: howard.nichol@dpipwe.tas.gov.au