Current List of Exempt Native Specimens (LENS) for essential oil production – August 2022

Species name Common name Acacia dealbata Silver Wattle Acacia decurrens Black Wattle Backhousia citriodora Lemon Ironwood Boronia megastigma Brown Boronia Callitris columellaris Bribie Island Pine Callitris endlicheri Black Cypress Pine Callitris glaucophylla White Cypress Pine Eucalyptus camaldulensis = Eucalyptus rostrata Murray Red Gum, River Red Gum Eucalyptus dives Broad‑Leaved Peppermint Eucalyptus elata River Peppermint, River …

Block Chain Technology – ATTIA lead the way in developing digitised traceability platform for the Tea Tree Oil industry

EOPAA has recently provided in principle support for for R&D investment to implement block chain technology to provide digitised traceability of Tea Tree oil production.  Block chain technology is a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems. It holds transactional records and ensures security, transparency, and decentralization. …

EOPAA Committee 2020

After election of a new executive committee in November 2020, the committee met in December 2020 to elect officers. We are pleased to announce that David Johnson of Native Oils Australia will be taking the helm as EOPAA president for the next two years, with outgoing president Dee-Ann Prather taking the role of Vice President …

Native Oils Australia Distillation

Australia’s landscape offers extreme and varied growing conditions and hence a highly variable array of essential oil plant types. These extremes also impact on the design and installation considerations when establishing an essential oil distillation system. Further still, each property within the region can present a different set of circumstances in terms of resources, farm …

EOPAA Native Oils Project

The EOPAA Native Oils project funded by Agrifutures is well underway with botanical specimens collected for all but one species and submitted for collation to the EOPAA Herbarium collection in the Southern Cross University Herbarium in Lismore, NSW.  Many thanks to those members who have donated botanical pressings, bulk plant plant specimens for laboratory distillation …

Chemical identification of Lemon myrtle to future proof essential oil

“In a project managed by the Essential Oil Producers Association of Australia, plant cuttings from a range of lemon myrtle varieties originally found growing in the wild, from the Kimberley and North Queensland to the Sunshine Coast hinterland and Currumbin Valley in south east Queensland, will be distilled in a laboratory at Lismore’s Southern Cross …

TALGA’s 26th Conference/AGM Adelaide Hills Convention Centre Hahndorf, South Australia 5th – 7th May 2021

TALGA invites all members and interested persons to attend the 26th Conference in the delightful region of the Adelaide Hills at Hahndorf Resort and Adelaide Hills Convention Centre. Our hosts for this Conference are Peter, Thomas and Nicole Mahar of Hahndorf Lavender. Relatively new members to TALGA, they have been busy developing a broad acre …

GROSS VALUE OF PRODUCTION – Agrifutures funded Market Research on Status of the Essential Oils and other Emerging Industries

Agrifutures has appointed independent market research company Kynetec Australia, to assist them in conducting an industry assessment study to gain a better understanding of emerging industries, their current size, growth until now and their future direction. The outcomes from this will assist in placing a value on each industry. Gross Value of Production (GVP) estimates …

Synergistic Effect of Pine Oil and Eucalyptus Oil on the Performance of a Compression Ignition Engine

Many biofuels extracted from the trees can be directly used as a fuel without any major treatment processes. Among these biofuels the pine and eucalyptus oil have low viscosity and other properties similar to fossil diesel. In the present experimental study the feasibility of using the combination of both the fuels as a blend in …

2020 Farmers2Founders Ideas Program

AgriFutures is proud to be sponsoring the Farmers2Founders Ideas Program in 2020. Farmers2Founders (F2F) is on the lookout for innovative emerging and rural industry producers with new business ideas. This could be an app, new technology or value-added product. F2F provides expert business mentoring, resources, and $3000 in grant funding to help get producer-led ideas …

Women in Horticulture: Full and Partial Scholarships Available

A range of full and partial funding grants are currently available to women who work in the horticulture sector to support their participation in a leadership development program. Scholarships of $4,103 – $10,941 available The fee support opportunity provides a scholarship of up to $10,941 for women to take part in one of three part-time …

EOPAA Native Oils Project Update

The EOPAA committee met in late February to review the EOPAA Native oils project species dossier and feedback received from members regarding this. Based on potential gross income and benefit potential through being included in the project, 10 species from 25 nominated species were selected and listed in Table 1 below. Leptospermum petersonii (Lemon Scented …

Essential Oil Production in Australia – My experience so far

I have started in this oil business as a complete outsider, knowing nothing (still knowing very little). No pun intended, with just an idea and a hunch, and have had a few surprises along the way. I am writing this as nothing more than my own observations. I am very lucky to live in a …

Market Situation with Tea Tree Oil

Demand for Tea Tree Oil has been going crazy. Since January, sellers have been deluged by requests for 100% pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. It is most likely that all stocks of Tea Tree Oil are completed sold or at least fully committed The demand surged when coronavirus hit China. The greatest demand has been …

TALGA’s 25th Conference / AGM 2020

The Australian Lavender Growers’ Association Inc. The Secretary, 310 Macarthur Street, Soldiers Hill, Victoria. 3350. Mobile: 0412 748 270 THE LARGEST AND ONLY NATIONALLY REGISTERED NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION COMMITTED TO THE SUCCESS OF THE LAVENDER INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 2020 Members are asked to note the date & time of the Annual General …

Agrifutures grant: “Australian Native OiIs: Creation of Industry Standards and R&D Resources”

Since Summer 2019 EOPAA has been busy applying to Agrifutures for grant funding for a project titled. “Australian Native OiIs: Creation of Industry Standards and R&D Resources” After receiving a favourable response to our expression of interest placed in late 2018, we were invited to submit a PRP (preliminary research proposal) by March 2019. Following …

2019 April Farming Together eBulletin

This eBulletin is produced from Southern Cross University (SCU) to help primary producers value-add, build marketplace strength and boost returns. We hope you enjoy it and find information to help grow your farming enterprise. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/farmingtogetherprogram / or https://farmingtogether.com.au/

Franklin Institute of Wellness

The single greatest complaint about the field of natural health is the lack of solid, scientific evidence to substantiate its claims. This concern keeps natural health away from mainstream practices and prevents it from gaining widespread acceptance.  We’re here to change that.  FIW is launching a brand new nonprofit foundation for the sole purpose of …

AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship applications open for university students looking forward to a career in rural industries

Applications for the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship are now open. Students studying an agriculture-related degree, in their last two years of study, are eligible to apply. The AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship, in partnership with industry sponsors, provides a $5,000 bursary and professional development opportunities for eligible university students. The AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship also offers students annual industry …

AgriFutures Australia Tea Tree Oil Program

The AgriFutures Australia Tea Tree Oil Program aims to conduct RD&E that contributes to the profitability, sustainability and productivity of this levied industry. In consultation with industry, AgriFutures Australia has developed a tea tree oil five-year plan for the levy funded program which commenced on 1 July 2017. The program will invest in research focused …

Landline

Last year EOPAA was approached by ABC Landline looking for interest in running a story on the Australian Essential Oils industry. They were inundated with enthusiastic responses from EOPAA members to the extent that they re-scheduled the show for 2018. There show included interviews with EOPAA members David Johnson (Native Oils Australia) and Dee-Ann Prather …

Essential oils quickly becoming nature’s liquid gold for Australian farmers

Native Oils Australia had a visit from ABC’s Landline to talk about the essential oil industry and Australian agricultural developments. Here is a teaser you can read: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-02/essential-oils-liquid-gold-for-australian-farmers/9588142?pfmredir=sm Get a taste this weekend with Taste of Landline ABC (Channel 2) at 12 noon. The full segment airs Sunday May 6th at 12:30pm on ABC.

EOPAA welcomes our new president

EOPAA’s new president Dee-Ann Prather represents Down Under Enterprises International Pty Ltd and has been an EOPAA committee member since 2015. In 2001, Dee-Ann founded Down Under Enterprises Inc. in the United States to distribute the tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil from her family’s plantations in New South Wales, based on the strategic principles …

Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018 (SOFR)

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is currently preparing Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018 (SOFR). SOFR is produced every five years, and is a national report on the value and use of forests. This report includes information on eucalyptus oil production and other non-wood forest products from forests …

Pool of Women’s Leadership Development Funding Available

WLA has supported the development of thousands of women across many industries whilst driving gender equality across all organisations in Australia. A small pool of residual scholarship funding provisioned for this financial year remains available for women in the agriculture sector to participate in a range of leadership development courses. The fee support opportunity provides …

2016 Membership Update

EOPAA has welcomed new members in 2016 and look forward to increasing membership further to fulfil the aims of the Association. As essential oils grow in demand worldwide the need for interaction within the industry to draw on our scientific, agricultural social and human resources is vital for assured prosperity, sustainability and growth. Along with overall …

ISO Standards Update

There have been no Standards Australia (SAA) CH21 Meetings this year. However, there has been much action in regard to International (ISO) Standards some of which has considerable implication to Australia. Tea Tree Oil Standard The ISO TC54 Essential Oil Committee secretariat has informed both the Ph Eur (European Pharmacopoeia Department) of the Council of …

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