Oaky Creek Disaster Recovery Project

Oaky Creek was a torrent of water as flooding associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie ripped down the channel and spilled over the banks. Multiple landslides at the top of the catchment added gravel loads into the creek which were then spread across adjacent cane land causing havoc. At some sites the creek moved more than […]

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.  

Project Catalyst Video 2018 Forum

This video features numerous interviews with growers who discuss questions such as new innovation including drones, succession plans, and the importance of technology.

Tour of eco-friendly farm

Join us for the Freckle Farm tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 25 where you can see, first hand, how local farmers produce eco-friendly, chemical free, and hormone free produce. The tour will include a drone demonstration and lunch is free, but bring your own chair. Landholders, Rob Bauman and Deb McLucas […]

Community responds in a big way! Operation Target Tilapia

Native vs. pest fish – Operation Target Tilapia at Mackay Gooseponds The ‘cane toad’ of Queensland’s waters was the target for eager young anglers at a recent family fishing event designed to raise awareness of what’s happening in our waterways. Community response to Operation Target Tilapia was overwhelming with 300 people of all ages flocking […]

Learn about those weeds!

Having trouble with weeds? Land managers can learn all about pest and weed management methodology at a free event at Homebush on 26 April. The workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will enable you to identify weeds and to learn about managing soil to turn weeds on and off. What does Queensland […]

Grassroots for Graziers – EOI

Graziers within the Fitzroy and Mackay Whitsundays regions are invited to express their interest in the Grassroots Project. Graziers who are accepted to take part in the project will be provided with funding and support to develop farm management capacity, to grow property production, and to improve the condition of the land. Places are strictly […]

2017 Healthy Soils Symposium

The annual HEALTHY SOILS SYMPOSIUM, held in Mackay on 30th November 2017, focused on recognition of soil as a living medium. Our expert presenters discussed how to maintain and enhance microbial activity in soils to ensure productive yields on a long-term basis. The presentations slides from our expert national and local presenters is available below. Dr Neil Wilson | Sydney University […]