Archives for November 2016

Practical applications a hit

Graziers from across the Mackay and Isaac regions, and industry and research representatives were on hand at Koumala for the grazing field day run by Reef Catchments. Attendees were very appreciative of the fact that the practical applications discussed at the meeting would greatly help them with their own operations, said Mandy Jeppesen, Reef Catchments […]

Food for further thought following the dung beetle day

A dung beetle breeding trial is being considered, with involvement from Reef Catchments, Dung Beetle Solutions Australia, Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Authority, and Sarina Rural Skills Centre following a Dung Beetle Day event. Jacob Betros, Regional Landcare Facilitator, Reef Catchments, said local graziers had heard of the many benefits of dung beetles from speaker, Dr […]

No bean counters at legume information day

More than 55 growers from Mackay and surrounds plus a further 25 industry representatives, flocked to the Western Suburbs Leagues Club to learn about the benefits of legumes to soil health and to take part in discussions ranging from variety selection and insect management, to harvest preparation and markets. Expert presenters and Mackay-based growers provided […]

New Reef funding will help growers shift to above industry standard

MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2016 New Reef funding will assist eligible cane growers to enhance their farming operations to increase profitability, and just as significantly improve water quality and run-off into the Great Barrier Reef. Over the next three years, $4.4 million will be rolled out across the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac (MWI) region allowing more growers […]