Burdekin farmers Gary and Angela Spotswood, of Mt Alma Fresh Organics, at Inkerman, has claimed the coveted Reef Conservation Award at the 2017 Reef Alliance Awards, held in Townsville on 22 November.
The Reef Alliance awards recognise the work of farmers who are leading the way in implementing … Continue Reading ››
Burdekin weed control trial could boost farming productivity.
NQ Dry Tropics and Evolution Mining
have partnered on an innovative pilot project in the Lower Burdekin that could use harvested aquatic weeds to improve local agricultural soils.
has contributed $200,000 to fund the project in Kalamia Creek, which will investigate whether removed weeds could … Continue Reading ››
Community groups share $70,000 funding for environmental projects
Community groups in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region will share almost $70,000 to deliver a range of local on-ground environmental projects under the 2017-2018 NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants Program.
Nine community groups successfully applied for funding of up to $10,000 to deliver 11 projects across the … Continue Reading ››
Landholders will have the chance to learn how improving soil health can benefit their bottom line at NQ Dry Tropics’ upcoming Healthy Soils Healthy Profits field day near Bowen on Wednesday 11 October.
NQ Dry Tropics project officer Sharon Cunial said the event, at Salisbury Plains 30km north of Bowen, aims to get landholders thinking … Continue Reading ››
The NQ Dry Tropics Protecting Biodiversity Program is working with landholders to deliver a project to improve the condition and extent of dry rainforest in the Upper Burdekin Rangelands.
Funding from the National Landcare Program has enabled four landholders over 10 sites to help protect dry rainforest communities present on their properties. More than 6000 hectares … Continue Reading ››
Burdekin cane farmers are being urged to take part in a trial that will use Barramundi as a weapon in the fight against invasive Tilapia.
Tilapia have colonised farm recycling pits across the Lower Burdekin causing erosion, however, recent evidence from the Mackay area indicates that Barramundi can keep populations in check by feeding on juveniles.
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