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New software program plants the seed for economic gain

A specialist software program developed by the Southern Tree Breeding Association (STBA) and PlantPlan Genetics Pty Ltd is set to deliver millions of dollars in added value to the plantation industry each year.
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MIS forestry continues to grow Australia’s timber resource

Timber plantations funded through managed investment schemes (MIS) will continue to grow a large proportion of Australia’s future wood resource, despite the decision by leading agribusiness MIS manager, Timbercorp, to go into voluntary administration.
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First National Carpenters Day a great success

Hundreds of carpenters from around Australia, nine current serving soldiers in Afghanistan, and celebrity carpenter Tom Williams, celebrated Australia’s first ever National Carpenters Day on Tuesday, April 21.
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Industry throws support behind Queensland Safety Show

Three of Queensland's top industry associations have thrown their support behind the Queensland Safety Show.
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Sugar gum – the sweet taste of success in vineyard stakes

Sugar gum could become a viable alternative for posts used in vineyards, farms and horticulture, according to a new study funded by the Joint Venture Agroforestry Program (JVAP1).
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Survey shows understanding of forestry improving

Less than eight per cent of Tasmanians support illegal forest protests a new survey has shown.
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Bushfire inquiry undermined by forest industry exclusion

Victoria’s peak forestry body, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), was dumbfounded that it would not be allowed to appear before the Bushfire Royal Commission. Now, VAFI has called on the commissioner to explain and reverse his decision.
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Australasian Forest Genetics Conference

The second Australasian Forest Genetics Conference will be held in Perth Western Australia from 20th – 22nd April 2009 and is in conjunction with the Australasian Forestry Research Working Group 1 (Genetics) (RWG1 18th Meeting).
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Olive Industry Directory continues to grow

Since the 2006 inaugural edition, The Australian & New Zealand Olive Industry Directory has continued to grow, with the current fourth edition out now and available to purchase.
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