Plant Health Australia Photo Competition

February 5, 2017 by Communications No Comments

Attention Members! In an effort to promote the benefits of a strong plant biosecurity system, Plant Health Australia is running the Bountiful Harvest photo competition, with two vouchers for the RM Williams store as prizes:  $300 to the winner and $150 to the runner up. It’s open to all Australian residents aged 18 or over, and […]

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Shock for importer of Tuber magnatum into Western Australia.

November 18, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

This week a purveyor of truffles and fine food attempted to import some new season Tuber magnatum of Italian origin into Western Australia, only to be advised their entry was not permitted. The importer remonstrated with the Quarantine Officer that he had been importing T. magnatum into WA and other States for years without problem. […]

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Conference highlights – a captain’s pick

September 23, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

In his summary in the Sunday afternoon session our ATGA President Peter Stahle reviewed what he had chosen as the highlights from the presentations on the weeekend. These were what he considered are going to become significant industry issues requiring forward planning, collaboration and especially research. There will be a full video report of Peter’s […]

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RIRDC Truffle Pest & Disease Newsletter #2

September 7, 2016 by Communications No Comments

The latest of Truffle Pest and Disease from RIRDC which may be a good read before the conference. It is their second e-Newsletter on the truffle pest & disease project. Please follow link here for a complete read: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/newsletters/trufflepestsdiseases/australian-truffle-pest-disease-newsletter-issue-2-september-2016    

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Farm Biosecurity newsletter September 2016

September 5, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

The latest Farm Biosecurity newsletter from the Farm Biosecurity Program (which is a joint initiative of Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA)) is online here now. Of interest to Truffle Growers is the  final video in the Program’s ‘Biosecurity Essentials’ series. It’s called Biosecurity practice helps make production perfect and it features friend of the ATGA Alison Saunders (our contact at […]

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Biosecurity update No.6 from Plant Health Australia

August 25, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

The latest (Edition 6 – 19 August 2016) newsletter from Plant Health Australia is available online here. This marks the release of the latest version of the National Plant Biosecurity Status Report  by Plant Health Australia (PHA), detailing the pests of concern to plant industries and the environment, as well as the entire system that works […]

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Farm Biosecurity Newsletter July 2016

July 13, 2016 by Communications No Comments

    Newsletter   Friday 8 July Which plant pest is the greatest risk to producers? In a recent audit of around 300 exotic plant pests affecting growers overseas, the pest that came out on top with the greatest potential impact if it made it to Australia was Xylella fastidiosa (pronounced Zylella). That’s partly because over 200 […]

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Koolies Nose Knows – training your dog

July 11, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

Where to start? A little over 12 months ago my dog Silhouette Luca (an Australian Koolie) and I joined a K9 Nose Works class. Luca had developed reactiveness to some other dog breeds and could be quite anxious thanks to a scare he got from a huge thunderstorm. Nose Works gave us the opportunity to […]

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Requests for Truffle June 2016

June 13, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

We will update this list over the next few weeks. There’s the usual warning. The ATGA cannot verify these individuals and companies, so you will need to do your own due diligence. Dear Association , we are The House of Fine Foods Ltd Hong Kong, we would be very interesting have your products for our market […]

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Are you watering correctly?

June 12, 2016 by Web Admin No Comments

Probably not. So how do you find out? While we’ve advanced our knowledge of much of the cycle of truffle production, how much to water and when to add it remains maddeningly untested. Ian Hall et al in their book Taming the Truffle which has been regularly reprinted since its publication in 2007 and which […]

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