Research and development for the agriculture sector
Encouraging the industry-adoption of findings
Training the next generation of agricultural leaders
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a specialist institute at the University of Tasmania with a mandate to deliver research, industry development and education for the agri-food industry of Tasmania.
Our vision is to enable Tasmanian food producers and processors to accelerate primary sector productivity while maintaining and improving Tasmania’s land and water quality for future generations.
Close relationships across the agriculture and food value chain at a local, national and international level ensure we are connected with stakeholders and that our research and education priorities support industry needs and aspirations.
From the advantages that Tasmania offers us, we deliver to the world.
We are committed to delivering highly relevant research to directly benefit the Tasmanian agriculture industry. We engage directly with industry to design projects that will yield real world benefits.
Our research spans agricultural systems, food safety and innovation, horticulture, and livestock production.
Agricultural Science is a future-focused degree that equips you to address some of the world’s biggest challenges and opportunities.
Your education is at the cutting-edge of agriculture, applying food systems concepts and ideas from around the world.
Our Forthside Vegetable Research Facility and Dairy Research Facility at Elliott are equipped with wireless sensors that provide a real-time, whole-of-farm snapshot of growing conditions.
These Sustainable, Manageable, Accessible, Rural Technologies (SMART) demonstrate how on-farm modernisation can support growers to make data-driven decisions.
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has secured an impressive $3.7 million in national funding for research that will boost production and profits for Australian apple growers.TIA will lead two new projects as part of Hort Innovation’s…
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) Professor, Meixue Zhou, has been awarded $4.4 million for research that will help Australian grain growers adapt to a changing climate and support future food security.One project seeks to increase the…
Tasmanian wine businesses are invited to participate in a new research project where they will be supported to run on-vineyards trials to improve management practices for botrytis bunch rot disease.Botrytis is a major challenge for wine grape…