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  • Fallow crops reduce soil run-off in floods

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 27, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Fallow crops have reduced soil run-off in the Ingham region in the wake of recent flooding rain. As crops re-emerged from paddocks that were lakes earlier this month, Herbert Cane Productivity Services Limited Manager and cane grower Lawrence Di Bella said farmers from around the district were reporting significantly less soil erosion in areas with...

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  • Natural Grazing Workshops

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 20, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Free workshops on natural grazing methods will be held in the Ravenshoe and Ingham regions. Terrain NRM is bringing a leader in ecological farming, Dick Richardson, to the Wet Tropics in April for two workshops focused on improving soil health through animal grazing practices and plants. Dick Richardson is a well-known presenter at industry field...

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  • Worms love coffee too!

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 16, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Coffee addicts come in all shapes and sizes – and now include worms. Hundreds of thousands of wrigglers are enjoying their daily fix on a Mirriwinni farm thanks to a grazier striking-up a novel partnership with Cairns business Cruze Coffee. Mick Kruckow relies on coffee grounds – a coffee house waste product – to keep...

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  • Traditional owner contacts resource

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 8, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Far Northerners are being encouraged to connect with indigenous groups when planning land management projects. A new stage of the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country is being rolled out, with interactive mapping now available to provide traditional owner contact details for locations across the Wet Tropics. The 20 Wet Tropics traditional owner groups...

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  • Cane-side revegetation projects reduce rats

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    March 5, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Riverside revegetation projects in the Wet Tropics are solving rat problems for cane farmers. Growers and researchers have reported a 70 to 100 per cent reduction in rat numbers after tree planting initiatives on land between cane crops and waterways. Growers who are involved say crop damage from rats is largely a thing of the...

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  • New Reef Credits Initiative Boosted – NAB Foundation Grant

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 28, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Far North organisation Terrain Natural Resource Management is one of six organisations to share in $1.6 million of sustainable regions grant funding, announced today by the National Australia Bank Foundation. Terrain NRM has secured $325,000 over two years to work in partnership with GreenCollar, a leading environmental markets developer, to support farmers to access and...

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  • Corporate Nature chair Keith Noble; Warren Entsch MP, Cape York NRM's Emma Jackson; Northern Gulf RMG's Allan Holmes

    Far North Qld not-for-profit organisations breaking new ground

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 26, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Three not-for-profit organisations in Far North Queensland have combined forces to complete a major reform – in an Australia-first for natural resource management bodies. Terrain NRM, Cape York NRM and Northern Gulf RMG – which work with the community to deliver environmental and agricultural projects have launched a joint venture called Corporate Nature. This brings...

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  • Abriculture rangers working on eradicating yellow crazy ants

    $130,000 in Grants to Support Rainforest Aboriginal Groups

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 16, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Ten Wet Tropics Rainforest Aboriginal groups will share in $130,000 of grants thanks to a Terrain NRM and Wet Tropics Management Authority program. Terrain NRM's Vanessa Drysdale said $90,000 of this funding was made possible through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, and would support country-based planning, leadership and knowledge-sharing opportunities. “This funding will help...

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  • Threatened species benefit from $73,000 in new projects

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Threatened species in the Wet Tropics will benefit from almost $73,000 worth of new projects. Terrain NRM is funding six initiatives through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program aimed at better protecting the Southern Cassowary, Mahogany Glider and Mabi forest. The grants will help to build on the hard work of local groups in reversing...

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  • Fallow crop of sunflowers in Ingham region - Terrain NRM

    Sunflowers: Good for Soil, Good for the Soul

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    February 8, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Sunflowers are warming hearts in Ingham – and helping with soil health. Cane farmer Michael Waring has planted tens of thousands of sunflowers on his property as a fallow crop, and the result is a blaze of yellow across 16 hectares of land. The golden paddocks are beside Wallaman Falls Rd, west of Ingham. Michael...

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