It’s been a hectic time for Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) staff tasked with monitoring the region’s water quality. The recent monsoon has filled all the waterways to capacity making it prime time for natural resource management (NRM) organisations to find out just what pollutants are being washed down our river systems. Seven days a […]
Pasture management, ground cover and herd nutrition are just some of the topics updated in the 2018 Sustainable Grazing Guide. New and updated information on tropical coastal grazing information relevant to the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region is now available on our website and in hard copy from the Reef Catchments office. Readers will find updated ABCD frameworks […]
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 […]
More than 240 growers farming 35,587 ha of cane, have actively participated in the project and taken up the opportunity to access $838,000 worth of major grants to assist with equipment upgrades that fast-track practice change to improve nutrient and herbicide management.
Take this 10 minute survey to assist the farmers in our region to understand the demand for regional, sustainable produce. This project is supported by Reef Catchments through funding from the Australian Government national Landcare Program.
Twenty-one small steps for Mackay and the Whitsundays, one giant leap for our reef. Twenty-one diverse organisations in Mackay and the Whitsundays are paving the way to change for International Year of the Reef (IYOR). From local council, to conservation, to coal – all sectors have come together under the umbrella of the Mackay-Whitsunday Healthy […]
Around 65 local farmers turned out to see the latest in innovative climate smart farming practices at a field day at Marian on Sunday. The event “Climate, Cane and Carbon” was co-hosted by Reef Catchments and Farmers for Climate Action.
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.