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