Biosecurity Queensland is urging North Queensland residents to be on the lookout for myrtle rust, a serious plant disease, after it was found in nurseries in Cairns and Townsville.
Biosecurity Queensland Director (Myrtle rust) Mike Ashton said this was only the second time myrtle ru
As the annual Industry Development Conference is just four weeks away, we can announce the following keynote speakers for the conference, the Industry Liaison Dinner and other events in the series:
· Don Henry, Executive Director, Australian Conservation Foundation
· David Rhodes, C
Without doubt the most exciting technology being developed and applied in forest management at the moment is remote sensing. Two years ago when the Australasian forest technology series, ForestTECH 2009 was run, results from some very early trials with LiDAR were being discussed. Orga
A free field day, designed to give managers of sub-tropical forests in the Burnett Mary Region up-to-date information for the identification and management of risks to forest resilience associated with changing climate conditions, will be held on Thursday. The field day, run by the Un
The commercial opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon economy will be front and centre when industry skills council, ForestWorks hosts the annual Industry Development Conference in September.
The conference will feature a who’s who of forestry, as the industry conf
Three blokes, a reincarnated 1976 Fairlane, 12 days of travel, and hopefully for their sake, not a can of baked beans in sight. Wangaratta’s George Prothero, Neville Johnson and Allan Jewell are gearing up for one hell of a road trip that has sick children at heart.
The trio have ent
The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) announced today by the Prime Minister and the Tasmanian Premier will remove all vestiges of security for forest industry workers and is little more that a cynical sell-out of Tasmanian workers to appease Nick McKim and Bob Brown.
The Forest Indus
Tasmanian Forest Contractors Association (TFCA) CEO Ed Vincent welcomed today’s signing of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the Tasmanian forest industry.
The agreement provides for up to $86 million for contractor and employee exit assistance and employment, retraining and re-loca
Today the Prime Minister has further undermined the Labor government’s economic credentials by cutting the $1.4 billion a year Tasmanian Forestry industry in half, and for what?. A paltry $7 million per year for 15 years for the loss of $700 million per year of economic activity.
A public seminar presented by Dr Jacki Schirmer
Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.
Decision makers have been urged to use the findings of new research to inform distribution of financial and other assis