The cost of fertiliser, chemicals, fuel, and power are four costs which are seriously compromising our local cane farmers. In light of this, a group of growers is moving toward what they hope will be a more efficient future – one that helps the environment and our ‘backyard’ as much as their back pocket. Through […]
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, […]
This video features numerous interviews with growers who discuss questions such as new innovation including drones, succession plans, and the importance of technology.
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 […]
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 […]
Tens of thousands of fish have been recorded flowing through constructed fishways in Mackay.
It’s not everyday you employ an English Springer Spaniel to tackle the big jobs. But that’s just what Reef Catchments has done, in a win-win for the environment and local landholders. Rocky, a specially trained conservation detector dog, has assisted Reef Catchments, Queensland National Parks, and local property owners (Mackay region) to locate fox dens […]
Soil science can be fun and interesting! Come along to the Innovative Grazing Network, Neighbours Unite, on 8 May for a get-together of extension staff, community groups, and landholders from neighbouring NRM regions.
The day includes a hands-on soil assessment and drone demonstration.
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 […]
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 […]