Resources

WEATHER:

LOCAL WEATHER information can be found from the TAFCO website by clicking on the link on the Home Page.  Our weather station network is unique to North East Victoria - You can see real time data of what the weather is doing over 6 locations.  TAFCO uses nextG technology to transmit data every 10-15 minutes, so occasionally there may be time lags if the network is temporarily unavailable.

Bureau of Meteorology
Weather & Flood and Climate Information, News, Inside the Bureau, Learn about Meteorology and more.

WEED IDENTIFICATION:

TAFCO is often asked 'What weed is this" and "How can I rid my property of this weed?" - When in store staff will look up our reference material online and in books - Two sites we have found useful have links below:

Weed ID Photos

Weeds Link - NE Victoria

CHEMICAL REGULATION:

"What chemical will control this pest or disease in this situation?" Answers can be found in the AVPMA's website

AVPMA – Australian Pesticides  & Veterinary Medicines Authority

The APVMA is an Australian government statutory authority established in 1993 to centralise the registration of all agricultural and veterinary chemical products into the Australian marketplace. Previously each State and Territory government had its own system of registration (eg insecticide, fungicide or herbicide).

Public Chemical Registration Information System Search

This site is a database of ALL agricultural and veterinary chemical products which are registered for use in Australia.  Data includes the product name, registering company, active constituents and product category.

Once you locate a product in PUBCRIS, in most cases, you will also be able to see a copy of the product's label.  MSDS's are available from Manufacturers websites.

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS:

Alpine Valleys Vignerons
The Alpine Valleys wine region in North East Victoria is Australia's newest and highest wine-producing district. Renowned for unique cool climate wines, the region was officially launched by former Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer, on October 7, 2000. As Mr Fischer said at the launch, the Alpine Valleys produce high-quality wine, or in his words "Altitude with Attitude".

King Valley Vignerons
The King Valley Vignerons is the best-supported and most active association of its type in Australia with 80 members.  The constant interchange of ideas amongst its members and willingness to adopt new world technologies has been a major factor in the very high standard of viticulture being practiced in the region.

Chestnuts Australia Inc

Chestnuts Australiais dedicated to the growth of the Chestnut Industry through Grower Education, Promotion, Research and the sharing of information. The Association aims to assist members with first hand information on the growing, harvesting and marketing of chestnuts.

We aim to achieve these objectives through annual and special meetings, conferences, field days, and farm walks. Personal contact with other members at these and less structured functions are also very important.

Victorian Farmers Federation

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is the largest state farmer organisation in Australia, representing over 10,000 members who live and work on more than 6,000 farm businesses situated across Victoria. TAFCO operates a Branch of the Victorian Farmers Federation within the Horticulture Group.  TAFCO members have the opportunity to be part of the VFF either through the TAFCO Horticulture Branch or the many commodity groups and branches throughout the State.

The VFF have a range of memberships available from Commercial and Intensive Farming Membership to the recently introduced Small & Lifestyle Farming Memberships, Young Farmer, Retired Farmer and Farm Manager Memberships.

WATER:

GMW – Goulburn Murray Water

Goulburn Murray Water manages water storage, delivery and drainage systems involving 70% of Victoria's stored water.  TAFCO members are based in the Ovens and Kiewa Basins which are predominantly unregulated systems with small catchment dams on the Buffalo and King Rivers.

Kiewa Basin
Ovens Basin

GOVERNMENT:

Local:

State:

Department of Environment and Primary Industry

QUICK PAGE LINKS within DEPI

Federal:

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia's web site  is the main entry point to Australian electronic information on agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food industries.

Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation

RIRDC was established by the Australian Government to work with industry to invest in research and development for a more profitable, sustainable and dynamic rural sector.

New and Developing Plant Industries Program has undertaken research that will assist in the development of a number of promising industries, including seaweed, coffee, tropical and exotic fruits, green tea, native plants, seed sprouts and native legumes, as well as a number of industries of significance in the environment of climate-change and reduced water availability, including the quinoa, date and native grass industries.

 

OTHER:

Alpine Valleys Agrifood Project

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North East Catchment Management Authority

The North East CMA is responsible for coordinating integrated catchment management and sustainable land and water use in Victoria's North East. NECMA is directly responsible for:

  • Managing river health
  • Managing floodplains
  • Coordinating water quality management
  • Supporting Landcare groups and other community based natural resource management      groups
  • Administering regional funding and grants
  • Facilitating access to external grant programs

Horticulture Industries Network
This website provides a fast, secure and accessible environment for Horticulture Producers and service providers to search for, contribute and discuss information relevant to their commodity and business.

Landcare National Landcare Program (NLP)
The National Landcare Program is one of sixteen programs funded from the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT). The NHT is administered by a Board comprised of the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy.

Rural Financial Counselling Service

Assisting rural communities to successfully manage change - The Rural Financial Counselling Service offers free, confidential and independent financial and support services to primary producers and rural businesses.  Rural Financial Counsellors can help with information, support and practical assistance in making sound financial decisions.  Phone 1300 834 775 to make an appointment with one of their counsellors. 

Into Our Hands - Community Foundation 

The Into Our Hands Community Foundation Trust (the Trust) was established on 13 November 2012.

The Into Our Hands Foundation is a Community Foundation that supports projects and enhance community strength cohesiveness an wellbeing: The Foundation has received $1 million from interest accrued from the amazingly successful appeal fund which was set up during the catastrophic bushfires that affected parts of Victoria some four years ago.

Alpinelink
Welcome to Alpinelink, the Internet gateway to the Alpine Region of North East Victoria, Australia. Including the Victorian towns of Bright, Myrtleford, Mt Beauty, Harrietville, Porepunkah and the alpine villages of Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Dinner Plain, as well as other unique locations including Lake Buffalo, the Kiewa Valley and the Great Alpine Road, our region is rich in early Australian history and the natural beauty of rural Australia

Superannuation
Australian Primary is a member-owned financial services organisation that exists to provide products and services of the greatest benefit and value to rural and regional Australians. Our highest priority is building strong, long-term relationships by listening to, understanding and exceeding our members' needs.