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!

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.  At some sites the creek moved more than 10 meters, […]

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.

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.

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.