Archives for May 2013

The Power of Communities Caring for our Coast

Many of our favourite garden plants come from overseas and, whilst they may look nice in our gardens, they can cause serious environmental problems if they find their way into the natural environment. Volunteers at Bucasia learned this lesson on Saturday 11 May at a Coastcare Activity, hosted by Reef Catchments and Mackay Regional Council. […]

Dung Beetles a hit at the Grazing Forum

The humble dung beetle was rated as the most popular subject at the Reef Rescue Grazing Forum in March. John Feehan’s presentation generated a great deal of interest; the display at the Forum and the farm walk the following day attracted further interest.   John’s key messages were: Dung beetles are very successful in reducing […]

Japanese Sunflower Control

Introduced as a garden ornamental, Japanese Sunflower now widely naturalised in the Mackay Whitsunday Region.

Mackay farmers honoured with Reef Rescue accolades

Mackay farmers honoured with Reef Rescue accolades Mackay cane farmers Rodney Lamb and Tony Bugeja have been honoured for their dedication to sustainability, innovation and research with taking out the Reef Rescue Sugarcane Farmer of the Year and Runner Up Sugarcane Farmer of the Year respectively at the Reef Rescue Awards in Cairns last Thursday […]

Action on the Ground

There has been a lot of talk of reducing carbon emissions in agriculture as a means of addressing climate change in recent years. This has extended to paying farmers, through carbon credits, to reduce their emissions or sequester carbon on their properties. What does this all mean? How is it done, who can do it […]