Highlights from the Soil Health Innovation Tour 2018

Nine members of Central Queensland Soil Health Systems along with a group of 19 growers from Far North Queensland attended a Soil Health Innovation Tour in March 2018. Agroecologist, David Hardwick from Soil Land Food travelled with the group to provide interpretation of the on farm practices, visiting a range of operations over the 5 […]

Furrow-closer on the cards

Mt Christian cane farmer Fred Axiak tells us more about what they’ll be doing toward reduced fertiliser use – including using a furrow closer they have manufactured themselves.

Could Syntropic Farming work for you?

Does the thought of a ‘food forest’ appeal to you? Syntropic Farming mimics a forest’s interdependent plant relationships – methods can be applied in food production.

Eungella a growing food bowl

Eungella has the beginnings of a food bowl, with a few producers gaining momentum. We have multiple garlic growers, beef producers and a dairy. Read more about Eungella Finger Limes – located on Bee Creek at an altitude of 650m. Grower Jock Hansen, says there is untapped potential in Eungella.

Local food a standout success

Reef Catchments is a proud sponsor of the annual Greater Whitsunday Food Network (GWFN) Farm to Plate Dinner and Bus Tour thanks to the National Landcare Programme. This year’s events (held June 2018) were a standout success – a huge thanks to all involved!

Innovative Grazing Network – Neighbours Unite

Presentations on biosecurity, drones, soil health and strengthening the local grazing community attracted 24 farmers, community group members, and industry representatives.

Grazing Forum 2018 – Prize Winners announced!

WINNERS! Thanks to support from local businesses, participants in the Mackay Innovative Grazing Forum 2018 who provided valuable feedback and insight were in the running to win some great prizes. Reef Catchments is delighted to announce the lucky 2018 winners are: Taskforce Weed Management pack – Travis Parry Valued at $820, with thanks to Farm […]

From forum to farm – our graziers put learning into practice

From genetic data, to growing phases of grass – local graziers are already actioning what they’ve learnt form the annual Mackay Innovative Grazing Forum in March, attended by 120 people. Read more about the hot topics and what’s reaching the farm, here.  

Reef Catchments targets rural-to-urban change

Reef Catchments has received funding to deliver an exciting new project, working with farmers and contractors to improve water quality in the Janes Creek Catchment, and on into Mackay’s urban area.

Value of trees on your property

Native forests tend to withstand local conditions (including cyclones) better than plantations in Reef Catchments sustainable forestry trials.