Latest monitoring results show that ongoing work to improve the health of Sheepstation Creek, near Ayr, is improving native fish populations.
Since 2013 NQ Dry Tropics has worked with Burdekin Shire Council, Lower Burdekin Water and local landowners to remove weeds, construct fishways, replenish fish stocks, and reduce levels of excess irrigation water that … Continue Reading ››
An upcoming workshop in Ayr will support Burdekin sugarcane farmers to apply for Australian Government funding of up to $500,000 to reduce their fertiliser use while maintaining yields, as part of the Reef Trust competitive tender round three.
The NQ Dry Tropics event, to be held at the Ayr PCYC on … Continue Reading ››
Round three of Reef Trust Tender funding package to support cane farmers and the Great Barrier Reef.
Burdekin and Wet Tropics sugarcane farmers can bid for funding of up to $500,000 to improve the efficiency of their nitrogen fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff leaving their farms and entering the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon.
The Australian Government … Continue Reading ››
Erosion is a big issue in the Dry Tropics of North Queensland. It causes valuable topsoil primarily from grazing lands to wash downstream, carrying fine sediment particles that reduce the amount of light needed by coral reefs and seagrass to grow and thrive.
NQ Dry Tropics’ Landholders Driving Change project
aims to … Continue Reading ››
As the beef industry comes under increased external scrutiny from customers and regulators to demonstrate environmental compliance, graziers in North Queensland are responding, using spatial information to improve on-farm production outcomes and environmental benefits.
Forty-six graziers from 39 properties across the region have taken part in “Working On The Business” workshops held in Charters … Continue Reading ››