Archives for April 2015

Sugar innovators gather in Townsville for Project Catalyst Growers Forum

Sugar farmers are showcasing serious action state-wide to reduce the impact of agriculture the Great Barrier Reef. More than 170 sugar growers and industry representatives gathered at Jupiters Townsville for the annual Project Catalyst Growers forum to discuss and drive innovation.

Landholders learn how to identify and eradicate Pond Apple outbreak

Landholders in the local Mackay region recently attended a Pond Apple information session, following a recent discovery of a small incursion on a property in Habana.

Case Study: Stabilising stream banks along the O’Connell River

Management Interventions to improve Ecosystem Health  Case Study – Alluvium Consulting Report to stabilise stream banks along the O’Connell River.   Stream bank erosion is a major source of sediment in many watercourses. This has multiple implications including degrading water quality, reducing ecosystem habitat and the loss of agricultural land on productive alluvial floodplains. One […]

A Little Help From Our Friends

Is there no good microbe other than a dead microbe? Certainly most of our experiences and taught behaviours of the last century would lead to that belief. However, in agriculture it does not always hold true that all microbes do harm.

ANNUAL GRAZING FORUM 3rd June at the MECC

Graziers and growers are invited to secure their place for the annual 2015 Grazing Forum, on again Wednesday, June 3rd. The popular forum attracts upwards of 150 + graziers and industry representatives from across the region to find out more about sustainable beef production on the central Queensland Coast.

Project Catalyst partner CEO’s head north for Mackay Whitsunday tour

Leading CEO’s from Coca-Cola and WWF recently took time out in the Mackay Whitsunday region in the name of sustainable farming. Roberto Mercade, CEO Coca-Cola South Pacific, and Dermot O’Gorman, CEO of WWF-Australia headed north for a tour of Project Catalyst activities.

Reef Catchments Members and Stakeholders Field Day on again

Interested in learning more about the NRM works happening across our region? Join Reef Catchments for a Members and Stakeholders Field Day on Thursday, May 7th. CLICK HERE to view an invitation. Our region is leading the way in a wide range of natural resource management activities and projects – from cane and grazing sustainable […]

Unique market takes sustainable stems to Europe and beyond

A unique market for the blades of the well-known Xanthorrhoea (more commonly known as grass trees) sees thousands of stems exported annually from the Mackay region to exotic locations around the world.

Island adventure helps restore beaches post-cyclone

A recent trip to the Percy Isles by Wild Mob and Reef Catchments has helped restore and maintain island conditions as the cyclone season draws to a close. Island adventurers are now sought for 2015 trips ahead.