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Drones fly in agriculture

PEOPLE who work with cattle will be able to muster using a drone, but even the most skilled drone pilots with no cattle nous will fail. That’s the steadfast opinion of veteran helicopter and drone pilot Lyle Gillham

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Funding boost to help protect important coastal ecosystems

North Queensland’s spectacular coastal ecosystems will be better protected thanks to a new three-year project delivered by NQ Dry Tropics.

Partnership to help close the gap and protect reef

A new project will create Indigenous jobs in North Queensland while supporting efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef and nearby coastal ecosystems.

Automated irrigation saves time and money for Burdekin growers

Burdekin grower Heath Salter has hailed the “life changing” benefits gained from installing an automated irrigation system on his parents’ Mulgrave Road farm in Clare.

Education key to moving cattle calmly and safely

THE workshops conducted by Neil McDonald at his Livestock Handling and Working Dog School are all about educating graziers to  develop a calm, safe routine for shifting cattle. He has a strict priority in the way he goes about delivering that education.

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NQ Dry Tropics is a proud member of the Reef Alliance funded through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Programme.

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Landholders Driving Change

Landholders Driving Change is a Burdekin Major Integrated Project funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.

Protecting Biodiversity

The Protecting Biodiversity Program supports the community to protect, maintain and restore biodiversity in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region. We provide planning direction, advice, information, and practical support to mobilise community efforts in achieving this.

Strategy & Partnerships

The Strategy and Partnerships team works to establish and maintain community and industry alliances to support regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) delivery.

Sustainable Agriculture

The Sustainable Agriculture Program aims to support and empower producers in the use of best management practices for natural resource management within the agricultural industries of the Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM Region.

Waterways, Wetlands & Coasts

The Waterways, Wetlands and Coasts Program works with a range of partners to ensure waterways, wetlands and coastal areas in our region are resilient, healthy, sustainably managed, and enjoyed and respected by communities.

LATEST NRM NEWS

When tackling soil erosion on grazing lands, it’s important to treat both the cause and symptoms.

NQ Dry Tropics works closely with landholders on strategies that promote better pasture cover, and help hydrate landscapes by retaining rain on property, slowing it down and spreading it out across paddocks.

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6 days ago
Photos from NQ Dry Tropics NRM's post

Newly-appointed NQ Dry Tropics Senior Grazing Field Officer Joe O'Reagain has shared and honed his knowledge about rangelands grazing in Central and Southern Queensland... and in Ethiopia and ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from NQ Dry Tropics NRM's post

Rain has brought previously dry and apparently unoccupied ground to life in the North.
NQ Dry Tropics Senior Project Officer Thijs Krugers came across this character during a family walk across the ... See more

1 week ago

It might have been a rotten year for some last year, but it finished on a high note for student Fraser Nicholls, enjoying a three-month industry placement with NQ Dry Tropics.
It's a high that ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from NQ Dry Tropics NRM's post

Rain belting down on a tin roof is usually one of the most comforting sounds a North Queensland grazier can hear.
But when it's smashing down at the rate of 100mm in less than an hour, it can be a ... See more

2 weeks ago
Thank you landholders

Senior Project Officer Jaymie Rains gets to visit some stunning locations on grazing properties as part of her job. She took a moment recently to thank landholders for making it possible.

3 weeks ago
Erosion control on Hillview

Graziers from the Scottville area, near Collinsville, are sharing knowledge and resources to tackle small-scale gully erosion on their properties. Principal Extension Officer Bob Shepherd, from the ... See more

3 weeks ago

Merry Xmas from the team at NQ Dry Tropics!

3 weeks ago
Queensland Farmers' Federation

This is an excellent opportunity, and NQ Dry Tropics is excited to once again be a host organisation.

Are you passionate about agriculture and making a difference for the future of the Great Barrier Reef? If yes, QFF has an amazing opportunity for you!

Eight paid positions for early-career advisors ... See more

3 weeks ago
Scottville Cluster Group: Emohruo Station

Graziers from the Scottville area, near Collinsville, are sharing knowledge and resources to tackle small-scale gully erosion on their properties. Principal Extension Officer Bob Shepherd, from the ... See more

3 weeks ago
Mistletoe on beach scrub sites

Christmas is just around the corner, and while out on a beach scrub site, Senior Project Officer Jaymie Rains discovered a tree with two types of mistletoe growing on it. Mistletoes grow in a wide ... See more

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