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TAS Country : April 19th 2012
SERRATED TUSSOCK FIELD SESSION: Serrated tussock identification and control plus review of infestation management program, at the Glen, Lake River Rd, Cressy, Monday, 10.30am to noon. Details: David Lane 0417 348 912 LAUNCESTON AUTUMN SHOW: The Launceston Horticultural Society Show this year features chrysanthemums, cut flowers, pot plants, floral art and plant exhibits. Talks also by Rob Reid on growing bulbs plus a special display from produce grown by schools. St Ailbe's Hall, Margaret St, April 28 (2pm-5pm) and April 29 (9am to 4pm). Details: 6344 2259. TASTE OF TAMAR: The Taste of the Tamar celebrates wine and food produced in the Tamar Valley region, bringing together products from more than 20 wine and food producers. At the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart on July 21 and 22 from noon to 5pm. Entry $15. Tickets www.tasteofthetamar.com.au VEGETABLE LEVY PAYERS' MEETINGS: AUSVEG is hosting Vegetable Levy Payers' meeting in Devonport and Hobart to provide growers with an opportunity to see where and how R&D levy funds are being invested. Hobart session is on Saturday, May 12, Wrest Point Hotel Casino, 2.30pm-3pm. Details: 9822 0388. TASMANIAN WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: The 10th Women on Farms gathering ''Meandering in Our Valley'' will be held from May 18-20 at Deloraine. Registration forms now available. Details: Maureen 0409 020 417 or Joan on 6497 2141. The next meeting of TWIA Meander Valley and Quamby Groups Gathering committee will be held on Wednesday at Kanangara meeting rooms Deloraine at 7.30 pm. Details: Joan 6497 2141 LAUNCESTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Spring Show September 15-16. St Ailbe's Hall Margaret St. Featuring daffodils and camellias, cut flowers, fruit and vegetables, specialist plant grower stalls, floral art and children's exhibits. Saturday September 15, 10am to 5pm. Sunday September 16, 9am to 4pm. Rose, iris and rhododendron show is on in November, also at St Ailbe's Hall. Featuring roses, irises and rhododendrons. Open Saturday November 10, 2pm to 5pm, Sunday, November 11, 9am to 4pm. HAPPY HOOKERS: Meet monthly at Elizabeth Town Bakery Cafe on the last Sunday of each month from 11am. Also weekly on Thursdays from 10am at the British Hotel in Deloraine ($2 cost). Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org. WEATHER ONLINE WORKSHOP: With Brendan McMahon (Bureau of Meteorology). Find out about new features on the Bureau's web site. Localised weather information to within 3km of your place. Tuesday 11am- 12.30pm or Monday April 30 6.30pm-8pm at Deloraine Online Access Centre 21 West Parade, Deloraine. Morning Tea/Supper. Bookings or further information Anne- Marie Loader, LINC Tasmania Deloraine Library. 6362 3658. email: anne- email@example.com BANTAMS IN SPOTLIGHT: The Southern Tasmanian Bantam Club is holding its annual information and sale day on Sunday in the Hobart Showgrounds poultry pavilion from10am. A wide variety of breeds on sale. Dr Mary Lou Conway from DPIPWE will talk on bio security issues. Club members will also be on hand to help with husbandry advice. Details: Steve 0407 537 692. TRIVIA NIGHT: The Bracknell Primary School is having a trivia night to raise money for the Grade 5/6 camp to Melbourne. Bracknell Hotel, May 11, from 7.30pm, $10 per head. Details: 0458 458 498. IRRIGATION FORUM: Water trading are you ready? The Ag Institute Australia, Tasmanian Branch is hosting an irrigation forum in Launceston. An opportunity to discuss what you need to know about water trading in Tasmania, the practical implications for farm planning and investment opportunities. May 23, 1.30pm to 5.30pm followed by a networking dinner. Details: Sharon Casey 02 6163 8122 or Donna Lucas 0438 396 347 AUTUMN COLOUR: Kaydale Lodge Gardens are hosting their annual Autumn Spectacular this weekend. Entry $5, under 18s free. Rare bulbs and plants for sale. Details: Lesley 6429 1293. 2 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 20, 2012 Bush Telegraph country ON THE COVER country TASMANIAN the AGFEST newspaper April 20-26, 2012 $1.00 inc GST AG CHEMICALS: THE RIFT DEEPENS P12 YEAR OF THE FARMER 2012 Spud bonanza P4 Potato grower Des Hingston, of Gawler, delivering potatoes to the Simplot factory at Ulverstone. STORY: P4 Picture: CHRIS KIDD INSIDE Regulation reform stalls Spray rift widens P12 Over supply blamed Sheep prices tumble P13 Strong buyer interest Boom sales for Angus P18 Threat to apple industry .................. 3 Poppy growers face tough talks ..... 5 Christine Milne sets country agenda 6 Fruit growers conference ................. 8 TFGA Matters .................................... 9 Bothwell weaner sale ................ 10-11 The Stock Report ...................... 13-20 Grey Sands ripe for challenge . 14-15 Sow stall move makes progress .. 20 Special Feature: Murray Greys ...... 21 Rural property ........................... 22-23 Products and services .............. 24-25 Country classifieds ......................... 26 Crossword ........................................ 27 Weather ............................................ 27 David Byard Chews the Fat ........... 28 Tasmanian Country is published by Davies Brothers Limited, 93 Macquarie St, Hobart, 7000. ABN 37 009 475 754 EDITORIAL INQUIRIES (03) 6331 9144, (03) 6230 0716 DISPLAY ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Tracey Wright 6230 0752 firstname.lastname@example.org RURAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DIRECTORY & COUNTRY CLASSIFIEDS 6230 0400 email@example.com CONTACT US AT firstname.lastname@example.org WEEKEND MARKETS SATURDAY Launceston Harvest Market, Cimitiere St Car Park, 9am to 1pm. Details: Kieryn Deutrom 0417 352 780 or email@example.com Oast House Market, Hobart Rd, New Norfolk, 9am to 1pm. Details: Chrissy Andrew 6261 4476. St Helens Market, library carpark, 8am to noon. Details: Sue 04195 29719 Burnie Farmers Market, Burnie Showgrounds, 8.30am to noon. Details: Show Office 6431 5882. Sheffield Town Hall, 9am to 2pm. High St. Details: Sharon Whitbread 6492 1302. 6491 2564. Westbury Church Market, St Andrew's, Lonsdale Promenade, 8am to 2pm. Details: Margaret 6393 1417. Smithton Saturday Market, 135 Nelson St, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249. SUNDAY Tasmanian Farm Gate, Melville St carpark, Hobart, 9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625 or 0401 925 439. Sorell Market, at the Community Hall and Oval until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282 or 0417 509 558. Penguin Market, Old Penguin Primary School, 9am to 3.30pm. Details: www.penguin market.com. Don Village Market, Don Memorial Hall, 9am to 3pm. Details: 6492 1443. Launceston Esk Market, Launceston Showgrounds, 9am to 2pm. Details: Mick Dennis 6331 6044. Evandale Market, Russel St, 8am to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191. Hobart Showground Market, Howard Rd, Glenorchy, 8am to 2pm. 6272 6812. Lilydale Village Market, Main Rd, Lilydale, 10am to 2pm. Details: www.lilydalevillagemarket.blogspot.com Stunning autumn shades in open garden THE vistas of Mt Wellington's southern slopes provide a dramatic backdrop to this weekend's Open Garden. Program co-ordinator Julie Siebert said Nicole and Stuart Clutterbuck's garden, Sojourn, will be open tomor- row and Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm. ''It has stunning autumn colour. Flowering exotics will attract visitors,'' Ms Siebert said. ''Essentially it is a relaxed family space with stylish landscaping el- ements, formal water features and unusual plant collections.'' Ms Siebert said the garden was sensitively designed with abundantly planted beds of late-flowering peren- nials, hydrangeas, ginger lilies, early camellias, rhododendrons and verayas. ''Stately conifers provide structure and highlight the glorious autumn colour of the many deciduous trees. ''For the children there is an I spy trail and bird aviaries.'' The gardens are at 173 Redwood Rd, Kingston. Complimentary teas will be pro- vided. Proceeds of the opening will be donated to the Sandy Bay Rotary Club. 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