Reef Alliance Project (RAP) – Growing a Great Barrier Reef – RAP Burdekin Cane Project – Phase I
NQ Dry Tropics Sustainable Agriculture program is delivering extension, training and Reef Water Quality Grants as part of the Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef – Phase I project funded by the Australian Government Reef Trust through the Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF) and a partnership between CANEGROWERS, NQ Dry Tropics, Terrain NRM and the Burnett Mary Regional Group.
The Burdekin Cane Project will:
- By December 2019, contribute to a 10% reduction in DIN from sugarcane enterprises in the Burdekin sugarcane growing region.
- By December 2019, 294 cane farmers will have implemented improved nutrient practices over 44,100ha in the Burdekin sugarcane growing region.
The program is designed to provide assistance to help cane growers implement changes that improve management practices and productivity, while also reducing nitrogen runoff into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
This is a voluntary project funded by the Australian Government Reef Trust III investment through QFF, delivered in the Burdekin NRM region by NQ Dry Tropics. The Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef – Phase I project is not linked to regulation.
For more information contact: Michael Hobbs (Project Officer) Phone: 0436 282 405 Email: email@example.com