Farmers looking at book

Agricultural spraying the spraying, spreading or dispersing of an agricultural chemical product whether by hand or from any machine or piece of equipment, and includes aerial spraying

Aircraft any machine, other than a hovercraft, that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reaction of the air but does not include a machine operated by remote control

Biodiversity The variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable.

Crown Lands Land which is vested in the Crown, and which is not contracted to be granted in fee simple; and includes land granted in fee simple which has revested in the Crown by way of purchase or otherwise.

Effluent Collectively, urine and dung are called excreta. This excreta is typically mixed with wash water produced by cleaning yards; with wash water, chemicals and residual milk from cleaning equipment; with waste feed or bedding material; and occasionally with rainwater. The resulting liquid is usually referred to as effluent (or dairy shed effluent or wastewater).

Karst soil Terrain usually characterized by barren, rocky ground, caves, sinkholes, undergroundrivers, and the absence of surface streams and lakes. It results from the excavating effects of underground water on massive soluble limestone.

Landholder A person who owns land, especially one who either makes their living from it or rents it out to others.

Primary Producer An individual, partnership, trust or company operating a primary production business if they undertake: plant or animal cultivation (or both) fishing or pearling (or both) tree farming or felling (or both)

Riparian A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream. Plant habitats and communities along the river margins and banks are called riparian vegetation

Turbidity The quality of being cloudy, opaque, or thick with suspended matter

Latest News

Red Hot Tips Program

Minister Shelton has announced the enhanced Red Hot Tips Program which hopes to educate, engage…

Competitiveness of Tasmanian Agriculture for 2050 White Paper

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association have been advocating for some time with enhanced planning…

Expressions of Interest are now open for the PFT Integrated Farm Forestry Demonstration Sites Program

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) is driving a Program including co-speculation from PFT, essential makers and…

Agriculture a key driver in rebuilding Tasmania's economy

The TFGA welcomes the announcement from the Premier that agriculture will be a key driver…

Requirement for a Dam Permit

Building a dam? Do you need a dam permit?Dams can store water for stock, irrigation…