by Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture



TIA Forthside Vegetable Research Facility

124 Forthside Road

Forthside, Tas


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2017 Forthside Vegetable Research Facility Open Day

Industry and community members are invited to join the The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), as we showcase the innovative research being undertaken to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture in Tasmania.

TIA's Forthside Vegetable Research Facility (Forthside) is the site of leading-edge agricultural research. Some of the research to be showcased at this event includes:

  • Overview of TIA, Professor Holger Meinke

  • Systemic downy mildew in poppies, Dr Jason Scott

  • Industrial hemp trials, Dr Mark Boersma

  • Soil health and management for optimum crop yield, Dr Bill Cotching and John McPhee

The Open Day will also feature presentations from guest speakers with a focus on precision technology. Our guest speakers are Ryan McMahon from Remote Aviation Australia and Tim Neale from Data Farming (Queensland).

We hope you can join us for what will be a fantastic day with plenty of opportunities for networking and information sharing.

This is a free event and catering is provided.

Industry forum: potato diseases and soilborne health

The Forthside Open Day will be immediately followed by a seperate forum to provide industry with an international perspective on potato diseases and soilborne health. For more information or to register for this event, please visit the event page.


Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture is a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government.

This partnership has brought together the human and physical resources of the Tasmanian Government with the scientific research and teaching capacity of the University of Tasmania to create a centre of excellence in agricultural research, development, extension, education and training.

2017 Forthside Open Day at TIA Forthside Vegetable Research Facility

124 Forthside Road, Forthside, Tas, Australia