New Sustainability Guides for Horticulture and Forestry

Jun 22, 2016 |

Mango producers Ken and Mary Ede with Reef Catchments sustainable agriculture officer Daniel O'KeeffeReef Catchments has launched a new suite of guides designed to be an important tool for landholders in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region. Alongside the Mackay-Whitsunday Sustainable Grazing Guide, the suite also includes new guides for horticulture and forestry.

While less practiced in the region, these sectors offer strong potential for diversified operations, value-adding and enhanced farm efficiencies. The guides have been designed to support the identification, validation, implementation and review of practices that can improve productivity and land and water health. The guides outline different levels of management practices for varying water quality parameters, including sediment, chemicals and nutrients. They are designed to be a jumping point to further information and a useful tool for informed decision making.
The full suite of guides is available at no cost by request from Reef Catchments: