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THE best tool to develop a fit for purpose grazing landscape was the animal for which the pasture was intended, according to renowned regenerative grazing expert Dick Richardson. Speaking at a workshop designed to coach graziers in pasture management and grazing planning, Mr Richardson said nature provided the tools to “inoculate” land with desirable pasture, and those tools were the same animals that were going to be grazed there.

Workshop to address soil health in sugar cane crops

FRESH from conducting soil health workshops across the region with a range of primary producers from graziers to market gardeners, agroecologist David Hardwick will share his knowledge with Burdekin cane growers at the end of the month.

Leadership program for local graziers

A LEADERSHIP program, developed specifically for graziers in the Bowen and Collinsville region, has kicked off. Thirteen local producers have signed up to the program that has been designed by NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change (LDC) project.

Toolbox to assess soil health

NQ Dry Tropics has developed an online tool box to help landholders assess the condition of soil on different land types across their properties.

Learning how to build healthy soil

Soil is an important asset for every farmer, and Central Queensland graziers now have a greater understanding of soil health and soil-building practices thanks to a six-month soils extension and training program that wrapped up last week.

Farmers and scientists learn from each other at Horseshoe Lagoon
Two water quality scientists visited a cane recycle pit at Horseshoe Lagoon, Giru, last week to chat with local cane farmers about the importance of local wetlands as habitat for species such as fish, birds, turtles and crustaceans.Principal Research...

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Landholders Driving Change

Landholders Driving Change is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.

Protecting Biodiversity

The Protecting Biodiversity Program supports the community to protect, maintain and restore biodiversity in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region. We provide planning direction, advice, information, and practical support to mobilise community efforts in achieving this.

Strategy & Partnerships

The Strategy and Partnerships team works to establish and maintain community and industry alliances to support regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) delivery.

Sustainable Agriculture

The Sustainable Agriculture Program aims to support and empower producers in the use of best management practices for natural resource management within the agricultural industries of the Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM Region.

Waterways, Wetlands & Coasts

The Waterways, Wetlands and Coasts Program works with a range of partners to ensure waterways, wetlands and coastal areas in our region are resilient, healthy, sustainably managed, and enjoyed and respected by communities.

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We are proud to present the Rapid Assessment of Soil Health (RASH) manual. It was developed in partnership with agroecologist David Hardwick, of Soil, Land, Food, and is specifically targeted at landholders in North Queensland. It demonstrates how to quickly assess some key aspects of soil and land to determine if the soil is healthy, or has constraints. Monitoring the condition of land and soil can help landholders:
• make decisions for better paddock management;
• identify major constraints to achieving healthy and productive land; and
• track whether current management practices are maintaining, improving or degrading the soil.
An introduction to using this manual, assessing soil texture and the five soil health tests is available as short videos.

Join us for this great event starting 20 June 2019

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We are seeking a Project Officer to be based in Townsville or Ayr as a part of our Waterways, Wetlands and Coasts team

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