Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group

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The Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group (TAPG) was a group formed to defend the aerial spraying of agricultural crops in North West Tasmania. A 1990 article in The Examiner described TAPG as representing "such interests as vegetable producing giants Edgells, McCains and Vecon."

"While it is impossible not to overspray on crops, the anti-sprayting lobby does show some real concerns and we want to supply them with real answers, Buzz Green, A TAPG member, told The Examiner.

In an article in The Advocate in 1992 TAPG was described as representing "all segments of the Tasmanian agricultural industry including farmers, processors and marketers, chemical distributors, chemical applicators and industry consultants."

In March 1994, following media coverage of the use of pesticides, Buzz Green from TAPG, warned Tasmanian Pesticide Drift Watch that "should actions of your grouo cause wrongful harm to our industry or to any individual involved in our industry then you will leave us with no course of action other than to enforce our rights at law". See letter

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External links

  • "Chemical Conflict caused Forming of TAPG", Tasmanian Country, September 14, 1990, page 17.
  • Rod Smith, "NW Students Shown Safe Aerial Spraying", The Examiner, July 28, 1990, page 13.
  • "Senator Bell to Visit Tasmania", The Advocate, July 29, 1992, page 13.
  • Dick Crawford, "State's Pesticides Use Under Scrutiny, The Sunday Tasmanian, January 16, 1994.
  • "Report May Damage State: Dealings with Asian Countries Put At Risk", Tasmanian Country, January 21, 1994.
  • "Professionalism Noteworth", Tasmanian Country, January 21, 1994.
  • Buzz Green (Chairman TAPG), Letter to Tasmanian Pesticide Drift Watch, March 24, 1994.
  • Dick Crawford, "Sue Threat On Spray Protest", Sunday Tasmanian, May 15, 1994.