Tag Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

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 ››

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 ››

Graziers use spatial data to improve production outcomes

As the beef industry comes under increased external scrutiny from customers and regulators to demonstrate environmental compliance, graziers in North Queensland are responding, using spatial information to improve on-farm production outcomes and environmental benefits.

Forty-six graziers from 39 properties across the region have taken part in “Working On The Business” workshops held in Charters … Continue Reading ››