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Early project results show cane growers improving Reef water quality and boosting profits

A project supporting Burdekin cane growers to reduce fertiliser use without affecting yield has so far prevented 116 tonnes of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) from entering waterways and impacting the Great Barrier Reef.

A high level of DIN in water has been linked to outbreaks of crown of thorns starfish on the Reef, and … Continue Reading ››

Charters Towers Traditional Owners focus on ways to record and archive their history

A workshop held in Charters Towers this week supported members of the local Gudjal Traditional Owner group to capture and archive key information about their country and cultural history.

The NQ Dry Tropics event,  funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, focused on ways of recording Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) such as elder … Continue Reading ››

NQ Dry Tropics streamlining Paddock to Reef efficiencies

NQ Dry Tropics has streamlined its project management and Paddock to Reef data, adopting Esri technology to complement its current web-based software applications to manage natural resource management projects. The Esri Collector App enables field staff and NQ Dry Tropics’ delivery partners to improve data capture and management workflows which helps build detailed information to make … Continue Reading ››

Pasture and grazing management key to productivity

Nineteen graziers and land managers representing 10 enterprises met recently at Toomba Station, north of Charters Towers, for the first of a four-part series of NQ Dry Tropics Grazing Management courses.

Participants learned how well-managed grazing can stimulate growth of preferred pasture species, improve rainfall infiltration and moisture retention, and protect against erosion. They also … Continue Reading ››

Landholders see benefits of mapping technology

Landholders see benefits of mapping technology at workshop
Bowen and Collinsville graziers have taken part in an online mapping application workshop to assist with property management and planning. The one-day FarmMap4D workshop provided landholders with the knowledge, skills and tools to map, plan, analyse and monitor their property infrastructure, land resources … Continue Reading ››

LDC project steps up engagement efforts

Landholders Driving Change project steps up engagement efforts
The Landholders Driving Change project has stepped up its efforts to coordinate engagement between government agencies, utility companies and landholders on biosecurity awareness, policy and regulatory issues. The move comes after graziers raised that best-practice principles to reduce biosecurity risks on grazing properties was a … Continue Reading ››