The Centre for Perennial Horticulture works with innovative established and emerging industries. Our focus is on quality and yield in apples, cherries and wine grapes, wine making and with expertise in extractive crops, walnuts and berries as well.
A feature of our Centre is its strong national and international research collaborations. The Centre leads a number of large collaborative programs, including;
We have two main locations in southern and northern Tasmania:
Discipline areas of strength are plant physiology in production and post-harvest, plant pathology (Botrytis, powdery mildew), integrated pest management, and soil science and management.
Projects span the spectrum of Research, Development and Extension and where appropriate include Research Higher Degree candidates (Masters and PhDs). Staff teach cutting edge horticulture into the School of Land and Food's horticulture teaching program.
Centre Leader: Associate Professor Dugald Close
+61 3 6226 2776
General enquiries: Chantal Woodhams
Phone: +61 3 6226 6292 Fax: +61 3 6226 7444
Level 4, Life Sciences Building
Sandy Bay Campus, UTAS
Private Bag 98 Hobart TAS 7001