representing poppy
growers at all levels
of industry and

Poppy Growers Tasmania Inc (PGT) is the peak poppy grower organisation in Tasmania charged with representing the interests of the state’s 450 poppy growers at all levels of industry and government – local, state, national and international.

PGT’s only source of funding is from voluntary growers levies and it represents approximately 85% of Tasmania’s poppy growers.

Chief Executive: Howard Nichol

Mobile: 0474 149 861


12 Atkinsons Road, Legana Tasmania 7277


Prime Super are proud supporters of Poppy Growers Tasmania Inc.

Not Your Average Poppy

We highly recommend that you visit the Not Your Average Poppy website to get to Know your poppies and to Protect your Mates.

Visit the page here:

Drug Education Network (DEN)

The Drug Education Network (DEN) is a non-government organisation funded to deliver a range of health promotion, prevention, and early intervention programs to reduce the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use across Tasmania.  We have a commitment to deliver services focused on community engagement and capacity building. Visit DEN at

become a member

Membership is open to all Tasmanian poppy growers.


Sowing/Drilling is undertaken between July and early October each year.


The growing season is from July until the following February.


Harvesting begins in January and is completed by early March.

Crop Transport

Following harvest, the crop is transported directly from the paddock to the factory in sealed transport containers.