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  • Walking the Landscape Project Completed

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 12, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Our community’s love of waterways and wetlands has been revealed in a project to learn more about thousands of kilometres of rivers, creeks and wetlands criss-crossing the Far North. More than 200 people have been involved in a two-year ‘Walking the Landscape’ initiative, sharing their knowledge of Wet Tropics waterways that run through their properties...

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  • Stockmanship Grazing School

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 11, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Come to Stockmanship Grazing School with Bob Kinford at Woodleigh Station. Learn about instinctive migratory grazing at a field day on Friday 18 May and a Herding on Horseback workshop from Mon 14 May to Thurs 17 May. Use this link for details This is the second workshop in a series for the Herbert River Gully...

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  • Grazing for Gliders Project

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 9, 2018 at 4:09 am

    A rare gliding possum has become the catalyst to improve grazing practices in the Wet Tropics. Landholders are working to better protect the endangered mahogany glider through a ‘Grazing for Gliders’ program that began last year and has led to both revegetation and holistic grazing initiatives in critical glider habitat. Terrain NRM community partnerships officer...

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  • Become our Board’s ‘Emerging Leader’

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 6, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Terrain NRM is looking for an emerging leader to advise its board of directors on building stronger links with young people in the Wet Tropics community. The natural resource organisation has created a one-year mentoring program and launched its recruitment drive this week. Terrain’s board is looking for an individual who is passionate about the...

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  • Soil Health Innovation Tour

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 5, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Compost, bio-fertilisers and even chickens are being used to improve farm soils in the Wet Tropics and beyond. A soil health innovation tour has shed new light on the latest methods farmers are trialling to regenerate soils, boost returns and better protect the environment on sugar, banana, tropical fruit and grazing properties. Thirty farmers from...

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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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