Case Studies

Ken and Mary Ede, Longmile Mangoes

Ken and Mary Ede
Biofertiliser, soil health and microbial analysis 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben and Jodie Ferdinand

Ben and Jodie Ferdinand
Grazing management, ground cover and eroding gullies

 

 

 

 

 

Windsor Gordon

Windsor Gordon
Yeoman ripper trial for pasture growth, reduced soil compaction and water quality

 

 

 

 

Juanita Angus of Bloomsbury

Juanita Angus, Bloomsbury

Jim and Juanita Angus
Riparian fencing and off-stream watering points and pasture renovation to improve ground cover and runoff water quality

Michael Attard farmer at Eton

Michael Attard, Eton

Michael Attard
Bio-fertiliser application trial

Angela and Ross Bailey

Angela and Ross Bailey, Grasstree

Ross and Angela Bailey
Unique marketing of Xanthorrhoea

Serg and Sandy Berardi from Koumala

Serg and Sandy Berardi, Koumala

Serg and Sandy Berardi
Total farm nutrient management

Anthony Bernard from Sandy Creek

Anthony Bernard, Sandy Creek

Anthony Bernard
Improved stormwater management

Chris and Lee Blackburn, from Sandy Creek

Chris and Lee Blackburn, Sandy Creek

Chris, Madonna, Lee, Angela, David, Diane, Phil and Sue Blackburn
Double skip row with legume crop

Reef Catchments provides a case study on the pest, Giant Rat's TailBradshaw
Giant Rat’s Tail (GRT) control demonstration site

Don and Pauline Brown, from Gillinbin Creek

Don and Pauline Brown, Gillinbin Creek

Don and Pauline Brown
Improved crop management

Tony and John Bugeja from Walkerston

Tony and John Bugeja, Walkerston

Tony, Mark and John Bugeja
Base cutter height

Mal Burston from Kuttabul

Mal Burston, Kuttabul

Mal Burston
Controlled traffic and zonal tillage operations

Frank Clayton, Bloomsbury

Frank Clayton, Bloomsbury

Frank Clayton
Gully Erosion

Frank Clayton from Bloomsbury

Frank Clayton, Bloomsbury

Frank Clayton
Fallow crop and controlled traffic system

Shane Cowley, Bakers Creek

Shane Cowley, Bakers Creek

Shane Cowley
Sediment detention basin

Shane Cowley, from Bakers Creek

Shane Cowley, Bakers Creek

Shane Cowley
Increased irrigation capacity and improved water quality

Sharon and Rodney Dallas

Sharon and Rodney Dallas, Yalboroo

Rodney and Sharon Dallas
Chemical-free production, riparian fencing and off-stream watering points, gully management and improving pasture coverage

John and Phil Deguara from Brightly

Deguara Family, Brightly

John and Phil Deguara
Mapping to identify areas of sodic soil, trialling deep sub surface application of mill ash and mud and bagasse

Gerry, Barbara, Joe and Sam Deguara from North Eton

Deguara Family, North Eton

Gerry, Barbara, Joe and Sam Deguara
Mill mud spreader

Gerry Deguara, North Eton

Gerry Deguara, North Eton

Gerry Deguara
Assessment of banded surface applied mill mud as a component of a season nutrient program in sugarcane

Gerry Deguara from North Eton

Gerry Deguara, North Eton

Gerry Deguara
Two year fallow with soy and chickpeas

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Deguara Family, Brightly

John and Phil Deguara
Deep sub-surface application of mill mud and variable rate mill ash

Michael Deguara of Farleigh

Michael Deguara, Farleigh

Michael Deguara
Controlled traffic and rotational legume fallows

Tibby Dixon from Campwin Beach

Tibby Dixon, Campwin Beach

Tibby Dixon
Improved inter-row management

Les and Paul Durnsford from Yalbaroo

Les and Paul Durnsford, Yalbaroo

Les and Paul Durnsford
Controlled traffic and zonal tillage operations

Ken and Mary Ede from Seaforth

Ken and Mary Ede, Seaforth

Ken and Mary Ede
Soil health in mangoes using home-made biofertilisers

KaelaMcDuffie

Kaela McDuffie

First 20 days after herbicide application

Jane and Dale Gronow, Kuttabul

Jane and Dale Gronow, Kuttabul

Dale and Jane Gronow
Improving and developing farm productivity through implementation of sustainable land farming practices

Peter Hackett from Koumala

Peter Hackett, Koumala

Peter Hackett
Improved efficiency and accuracy in nutrient and chemical management

Bob Harris from Bowen

Bob Harris, Bowen

Bob Harris
Holistic grassland management, land type fencing, riparian fencing and off-stream watering points and woody weed removal

David Hunter, Calen

David Hunter, Calen

David Hunter
Under canopy irrigation system

Gary Lay, Sandy Creek

Gary Lay, Sandy Creek

Gary Lay
Controlled traffic

Simon Mattsson from Marian

Simon Mattsson, Marian

Simon Mattsson
Inter-cropping and sunflowers

Simon Mattsson from Marian

Simon Mattsson, Marian

Simon Mattsson
Multi-species intercrop trial within sugarcane

Dave McCallum from Agriserve

Dave McCallum, Agriserve

Dave McCallum
Break cropping

Reef Catchments Chris Dench and Peter Muller with cane grower Max McFarlane examining soils at the farm forestry site at Bloomsbury.

Farm forestry site at Bloomsbury.

Max McFarlane
Hardwood trial

Max McFarlane of Bloomsbury

Max Mcfarlane, Bloomsbury

Max McFarlane
Native Forestry on Unsuitable Cropping Land

Kevin Moore delivers Agdat

Kevin Moore, AgriServ

Kevin Moore
Delivering Agdat to sugarcane growers

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Variables in crop growth

Joe Muscat from Oakenden

Joe Muscat, Oakenden

Joe and Christine Muscat
Use of controlled release urea in sugarcane production

Joe Muscat from Oakenden

Joe Muscat, Oakenden

Joe and Christine Muscat
Amuza trial

Don Myers from Homebush

Don Myers, Homebush

Don Myers
Improved farming with controlled traffic

Tom O'Donnell, Bloomsbury

Tom O’Donnell, Bloomsbury

Tom O’Donnell
Bank stabilisation

Ian Passfield from Victoria Plains

Ian Passfield, Victoria Plains

Ian Passfield
Improved farming system using controlled traffic and efficient irrigation

Andrew Pratt, Calen

AndrewPratt, Calen

Andrew Pratt
Improved farming system using controlled traffic

Lou Raiteri from Proserpine

Lou and Betty Raiteri, Proserpine

Lou and Betty Raiteri
Assessment of banded surface applied mill mud as a component of a seasonal nutrient program in sugarcane

Lou and Betty Raiteri from Proserpine

Lou and Betty Raiteri, Proserpine

Lou and Betty Raiteri
Quantifying the effects of microbial additions to sugarcane soils on crop productivity

Ken Rohde

Ken Rohde

Ken Rohde, Kaela McDuffie, John Agnew and Belinda Billing
Sugarcane Management in Mackay Whitsundays

Michael Shanks from Palmyra

Michael Shanks, Palmyra

Michael Shanks
Riparian fencing – Off-stream watering points and land-type fencing to ensure better ground cover and improvement of runoff water

Scott and Maria Simpson from Bloomsbury

Maria Simpson, Bloomsbury

Scott and Maria Simpson, Bloomsbury
Skip row trial

Rob Sluggett from Plane Creek

Rob Sluggett, Plane Creek

Rob Sluggett
Variable rate cane grub control for improved pesticide management

Rob Sluggett from Plane Creek

Rob Sluggett, Plane Creek

Rob Sluggett
Mud mill nutrient trials

Tony Soden
Wet season cover crop

Brian and John Stevens from IlbilbieBrian and John Stevens
Controlled traffic improved farming system

Rex Stroppiana from Devereux Creek

Rex Stroppiana, Devereux Creek

Rex Stroppiana
Controlled traffic system

Ken and Amanda Tennent from Eungella

Ken and Amanda Tennent, Eungella

Ken and Amanda Tennent
Pasture monitoring and renovation, riparian fencing, gully management, and rotational grazing.

Wayne Vickers from Marian

Wayne Vickers, Marian

Wayne Vickers
Improved farming system using controlled traffic

Darryl Watson from Koumala

Darryl Watson, Koumala

Darryl Watson
Gully repair

Darryl Watson, Koumala

Darryl Watson, Koumala

Darryl Watson
Wetland revegetation

Dennis Werner

John Werner, Septimus

Dennis and Annette, and John Werner
Assessment of sub surface applied mill mud as a component of seasonal nutrient program in sugar cane

Dennis Werner from Septimus

Dennis Werner, Septimus

Dennis Werner
Improved farming system using controlled traffic and sub-surface nutrient applications

Graham Wessling from Homebush

Graham Wessling, Homebush

Graham Wessling
Improved land management practices