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Cane growers and scientists share knowledge at Lilliesmere Lagoon

Water quality scientists from James Cook University (JCU) headed down to Ayr last week to chat with local cane growers about fish health and water quality at Lilliesmere Lagoon.

Principal Research Scientist Dr Nathan Waltham, and Scientist Dr Christina Buelow, both from JCU’s TropWATER, spent the morning answering questions about fish passage, waterway connectivity, … Continue Reading ››

Benefits of automated irrigation flows for farmers and the reef

ALMOST 30 Burdekin district cane farmers explored the benefits of automating their irrigation schedule at a workshop conducted by NQ Dry Tropics on Russell Jordan’s Upper Haughton River farm recently. At the workshop, NQ Dry Tropics Project Officer Lisa Pulman demonstrated the benefits of automated irrigation to cane farmers participating in her … Continue Reading ››

Reef and Beef Tour 2018

Reef and Beef trip connects graziers with scientists and the reef North Queensland graziers working to improve land condition and reduce sediment erosion had a chance to strengthen their connection with the Great Barrier Reef this week as part of the Reef and Beef Trip. The two-day project wrap-up gave graziers an opportunity to hear the latest … Continue Reading ››