DEDJTR Tatura was established in 1937 and sits on 98 hectares. The site includes extensive office buildings, laboratories, glasshouses, farm equipment and storage sheds, an automated Bureau of Meteorology weather station, and a purpose-built Incident Control Centre for DEDJTR emergency responses.
Key research development and extension programs at DEDJTR Tatura include horticulture, dairy, entomology, irrigation technology, biosecurity and emergency management.
In 2012 a four hectare pear field laboratory was established to investigate improved management systems for new pear varieties. In 2013, an additional four hectare stone fruit field laboratory has been established to investigate improvements to fruit quality.
The site accommodates up to 110 staff who work in the program areas of Biosciences Research, Biosecurity Victoria, Business and Corporate Services, Farm Services Victoria, Fisheries and Farming Systems Research.
The DEDJTR Tatura site is also an office base for Goulburn-Murray Water Connections, Murray Dairy, National Centre for Dairy Education Australia and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority housing an additional 70 staff.
Contact DEDJTR Tatura
DEDJTR Tatura Centre
255 Ferguson Rd
Tatura VIC 3616
Phone: (03) 5833 5222
Fax: (03) 5833 5299