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  • Grants to help threatened wildlife…

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    June 4, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Grants of up to $100,000 for on-ground activities like revegetation, weed and animal control, flora and fauna surveys, mapping...

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  • Mahogany glider project extends to five years

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 30, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Great news! Our mahogany glider - woodlands project has been extended four years...

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  • Farmers digging deeper into soil health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    May 20, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Free soil tests and on-farm soil health advice have helped Wet Tropics farmers to fine-tune the way they manage their land. Forty farmers from the Daintree to Ingham completed a six-month Digging Deeper Plus soil health program recently after visits to more than 25 farms ranging from cane and grazing land to pineapple, lime and...

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  • Locals star in new TV campaign

    From: Monica Haynes
    May 14, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Four Tully locals star in a new television campaign which is airing during the World Rafting Championships, showcasing a “raft of reasons” to look after our waterways and environment. Clarence Kinjun, Peter Salleras, Vince Nicotra and Hannah O’Kane all share their unique perspectives on how Tully locals are looking after the landscapes. Wet Tropics cane...

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  • Tully a hotspot for water quality innovation

    From: Monica Haynes
    May 13, 2019 at 4:43 am

    This week’s IRF World Rafting Championships in Tully are putting the spotlight on the Tully River - renowned for its white water rafting but just as much a hotspot for water quality innovations to protect the Great Barrier Reef. The Tully region’s high rainfall and fast river flows create conditions that make it challenging for...

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  • A new angle on extension services

    From: Monica Haynes
    May 7, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Terrain NRM has appointed an agribusiness extension officer in preparation for a new “Reef Credits” scheme. Reef Credit projects generate income for farmers when they change farming practices to reduce pollutants entering waterways and flowing to the Great Barrier Reef. Patrick McArthur is supporting primary producers to understand and take advantage of the opportunity. “Reef...

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  • Graziers flock to workshops

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 30, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Far Northern graziers are moving to smaller paddocks and denser stocking for shorter periods as ways to improve their pastures and livelihoods. More than 60 graziers from Cape York to Ingham heard from cattleman Dick Richardson and soil health specialist David Hardwick at a Terrain NRM ‘Grazing Naturally and Building Soil Health’ workshop on the...

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  • Mixed species fallow crops improve soil health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:30 am

    Mixed-species fallow crops are on the rise in the Wet Tropics – and the results are encouraging farmers. As fallow crops become a more mainstream practice, the Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership’s Laurent Verpeaux says farmers are taking it a step further and planting up to five species at a time to improve soil health....

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  • Project Catalyst gets results

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:23 am

    A group of innovative Wet Tropics cane growers collectively reduced their bagged fertiliser use by 613 tonnes last year – the equivalent of 25 semi-trailer loads. Thirty-three growers from the Daintree to Ingham are trialling new farming practices to improve productivity and sustainability as part of Project Catalyst, a program that supports cane growers to...

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  • Laptops donated to Mission Australia

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    April 29, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Pre-loved Terrain NRM laptops will help people in need to access education.

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