Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

The Sustainable Agriculture team works with farmers and landholders to implement actions and activities on their properties to reduce undesirable outcomes such as sediment loss, erosion, and runoff of pesticides and fertilisers.

Paddock with crop in Mackay area with house in distance.

Brahman cattle.How can we help?
The Sustainable Agriculture team works with farmers and landholders to implement actions and activities on their properties to achieve practice change that not only increases on farm productivity and profitability, but also supports a reduction on impacts, such as sediment loss, erosion, and chemical runoff into the catchment areas within the Mackay Whitsunday region.

These activities cover multiple industries, providing support in the adoption of practices such as holistic farm management, best management practices in grazing and cane as well as water quality monitoring, modelling, and reporting
through Paddock to Reef. Local Landcare and industry support through the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices facilitated by our Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator rounds out the diversity of the Reef Catchments Sustainable Agriculture team.


2050 long term sustainability plan

 


Holistic management in grazing systems

 

Local Case Studies
The team also undertakes other on-farm activities focused on caring for the land and water in our region. Here are several case studies undertaken at Brightly and Seaforth.

Seaforth Case Study

Brightly Case Study

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Projects

Large machine working on river bank.Reef Trust 7 – O’Connell and Proserpine Basins water quality project
Hands with soil.Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Machine working in cane field.Mackay Whitsunday Water Quality Program
Brahmin cattle at sunset.Grazing
Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef.Paddock to Reef

Completed Projects

Many trees.Forestry

Project contacts

Gillian Barbat.

Gillian Barbat

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Stacey Corrie from Reef Catchments.

Stacey Corrie

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Amanda Bland from Reef Catchments.

Amanda Bland

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Ruby Gerke.

Ruby Gerke

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