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Soil health key to improving grazing productivity

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 ››

Regeneration of the Rainforest

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 ››

Cane farmers needed to help control pest fish in the Lower Burdekin

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. [caption … Continue Reading ››

Landcare Week bus tour highlights community sustainability projects

A bus tour to celebrate National Landcare Week gave more than 20 volunteers from Ayr, Townsville and Magnetic Island a chance to visit project sites and share ideas on sustainable land management. NQ Dry Tropics partnered with local landcare groups to organise the tour, which began with a visit to Ross River … Continue Reading ››

Green light for Burdekin project to keep soil on land

Work has started on a project to tackle erosion, boost grazing productivity and improve Reef water quality in the Burdekin. The groundbreaking Landholders Driving Change project is combining graziers’ knowledge with the latest scientific research to achieve more sustainable long-term land management in the Bowen and Collinsville area. For the next … Continue Reading ››

Volunteers defy Cyclone Debbie to complete Queens Beach project

It takes more than a severe tropical cyclone to deter the dedicated volunteers of the Queens Beach Action Group (QBAG) from looking after Bowen’s longest beach. Despite Debbie’s best efforts, QBAG recently completed a project on time to restore native habitat and protect eroding dunes at Yasso Point on Queens Beach in … Continue Reading ››