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  • Tour of cane farms to see innovations – 25 Jan

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    January 17, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Innovative cane farmers and researchers will showcase new trials and projects at a free sugarcane field tour in the Tully region next Thursday. Organiser Charissa Rixon says the event will largely focus on nitrogen with on-farm insights into everything from bio-fertiliser to variable rate herbicide projects. Growers, industry stakeholders and other interested people can visit...

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  • Mabi revegetation Atherton Tablelands

    Revegetation Work Rescues Forest

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 4:07 am

    Nationally-threatened Mabi forest has been given a new lease of life thanks to community group Barron Catchment Care. Volunteers recently completed a two-year revegetation rescue project that brought remnant Mabi forest back from an overgrown tangle of exotic vines and weeds. Mabi forest only occurs on the Atherton Tablelands and is one of the most...

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  • Aiming High With Satellite Cane Trial

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    January 11, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Satellite imagery will be trialled by cane farmers to help improve crop yields in a first for the Wet Tropics cane industry. Three Tully growers will trial new satellite technology to address crop yield variations within blocks – and they hope it will be a win-win for their businesses and the environment. Their work is...

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  • Tully Water Quality Field Day a Success

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    December 19, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Water quality is improving in the Cassowary Coast region – and changes to farming practices are part of the reason. More than 70 cane farmers and other industry representatives met in Tully recently to hear the latest information on water quality projects and the health of waterways across the Wet Tropics. The Tully sugar industry...

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  • Barretts Lagoon in good hands

    From: Monica Haynes
    December 18, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Tully has more floodplain lagoons that any other Great Barrier Reef catchment, and local cane farmers and community partners are working together to make sure one of the largest lagoons is in top condition. Terrain’s Tony O’Malley said that farmers are working with Gulnay Traditional Owners, Girringun Aboriginal Corporation, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, Cassowary...

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  • On-ground investigations begin for bioreactor sites

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 3:09 am

    The Cassowary Coast will soon be a trial area for bioreactors and other catchment repair technologies to better protect the Great Barrier Reef. Up to $15 million is being invested in the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (the MIP) – and on-ground investigations have begun for repair and treatment trial sites. These have the potential...

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  • Mabi Field Day

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 23, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Barron Catchment Care are holding a Mabi Field Day, and offering the Atherton community the opportunity to grab a snag, pick up a free rainforest shrub, and win a family pass to the Malanda Majestic Cinema. The group's coordinator, Ian Sinclair, said the day is a fun way to learn more about the endangered Mabi Forest. “The...

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  • Wet Tropics Regional Landcare Faciltatpr

    New Wet Tropics Regional Landcare Facilitator

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 22, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Welcome to Jen Redway, who’s taken on the role of Wet Tropics Regional Landcare Facilitator. A brief history Jen’s been with Terrain NRM for the last year as part of the Reef Team, where she was working with industry and community to deliver projects that improve water quality outcomes for the region. This followed a...

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  • Terrain Natural Resource Management Cairns office

    Saying ‘seeya’ to the Cairns office

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 9, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    We're saying good bye to our Howe Street home and moving to 63 Anderson Street, Manunda. This is effective from Monday 13th November 2017. See you at the new place!  

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  • Notice of Annual General Meeting

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 2, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Terrain's 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 17th November 4.00pm to 4.45pm, at the Terrain Office: 63 Anderson Street, Manunda. Please use this link to access the paperwork associated with this year’s AGM: AGM Business Papers Terrain NRM 2016/17 Financial report Terrain’s 2016/17 Annual Report Please RSVP to the AGM by phoning Colleen...

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