Tea Tree Oil Industry Communications
Project code: PRJ-009997
Project stage: Closed
Project start date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Project completion date: Monday, May 15, 2017
National Priority: TTO-Extension, sustainability and human capital
1. The tea tree industry in Australia requires ongoing monitoring and communication/extension for the following:
I. Regulatory issues arising in all major export destinations (US, EU, Asia) as well as in Australia.
ii. New literature published globally in Journals and other publications that assist interested parties to undertake literature reviews in a single resource.
iii. Monitoring, managing and updating as required Minor Use Permits (MUP) issued from time to time by the APVMA for all pesticides used in tea tree plantations.
iv. Provision of monthly Member Newsletters to ensure that any new or emerging developments pertinent to the industry are communicated in a format that is easily retrieved by members. In addition Industry Fact sheets will be created and made available to ATTIA members for inclusion in marketing/educational communications to their customers.
2. Extension in the form of farm visits by Tony Larkman both in Far North Queensland (FNQ) and in NSW are also needed to identify present and future RD&E needs for the industry. Timely analysis, coordination and communication of these issues will ensure that a proactive rather than reactive approach to RD&E is achieved and results are communicated effectively to all stakeholders.
3. Coordination and provision for a Field Day/Symposium for ATTIA members, other interested parties and invited speakers immediately prior to ATTIA’s AGM will also be undertaken.
Tea Tree Oil
Monitoring and communication to industry participants of developments in:
1. Regulatory affairs that may impact on the TTO supply chain
2. New literature published in Journals and in other publications
3. MUP’s for pesticides including where possible consolidation into a single permit for TT plantations.
4. Publication of monthly ATTIA Newsletters which will be posted to the Members section of the ATTIA website for downloading.
5. Extension visits to ATTIA members as required to identify, analyse and communicate RD&E needs to ensure a proactive approach to assist in the management emerging issues.
6. Provision of a Field Day/Symposium providing an opportunity for ATTIA members and other interested parties to develop networking connections and foster communication.