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 ››
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 ››
Progressive Home Hill canefarmer uses Reef Tender to fast-track improvements
While second-generation Home Hill canefarmer Mark Vass has strategically reduced the nitrogen application on his 110 hectare farm since taking over its management in 2013, a recent grant has enabled him to fast-track his reduction and other on-farm improvements; enhancing environmental outcomes while mitigating the financial … Continue Reading ››