Carbon, the problem and the solution

We are on the cusp of an uncertain but exciting time in agriculture. Farmers are at the coalface when it comes to climate variability and carbon. However successful business strategies identify threats and apply problem solving to drive opportunity. Could carbon be both the problem and a solution? The research is confirming carbon held in soil is the key to fertility and water holding capacity. It also provides a buffer in times of variability of climate change.

Soil health a solid investment for our farmers

Mango producers Ken and Mary Ede (of Longmile Mangoes) spent years observing the rural sector for ideas on how to improve soil health.

No bean counters at legume information day

More than 55 growers from Mackay and surrounds plus a further 25 industry representatives, flocked to the Western Suburbs Leagues Club to learn about the benefits of legumes to soil health and to take part in discussions ranging from variety selection and insect management, to harvest preparation and markets. Expert presenters and Mackay-based growers provided […]

Central Queensland graziers convene in Mackay

Graziers and industry members from across the Queensland Coast gathered in Mackay recently (June 3rd) for the annual Sustainable Grazing Forum 2015.  More than 120 attendees travelled from up to 200km to find out more about the big issues for beef production: from breeding and biosecurity, to soil health and new pasture varieties for the […]


Graziers and growers are invited to secure their place for the annual 2015 Grazing Forum, on again Wednesday, June 3rd. The popular forum attracts upwards of 150 + graziers and industry representatives from across the region to find out more about sustainable beef production on the central Queensland Coast.

Farmers action Soil health at Mackay symposium

The spotlight was firmly set on soil health in Mackay this month, with a full-day symposium for farmers at the MECC held Thursday, 4th December. With soil health one of the biggest challenges faced by our region’s growers, the symposium provided insight from leading soil and land management experts. More than 80 cane producers and […]