BOOSTING PROGRESS TO REEF 2050 TARGETS

Overview

This project is building on previous projects to support sugarcane growers in making land management practices to improve productivity and reduce nutrient runoff from farms.

Background

Good progress has been made in these basins to date and the goal of this project is to provide an extra boost so they can meet their Reef 2050 Plan catchment targets.

Solutions 

  • Agricultural extension support to growers
  • Focus on identifying and addressing crop constraints
  • Water quality monitoring and on-farm treatment of runoff

Locations

Murray and Mossman catchments

Partners

Landholders
Mossman Agricultural
Tully Canegrowers

Achievements so far

  • Extension officers are working with growers in both catchments on nutrient management plans and also delivering workshops and paddock demonstrations
  • ‘RSD-Free by 2023’ initiative has been launched in the Mossman to address Ratoon Stunting Disease.

Funders

This project is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Phase VII program and will run from January 2021-June 2023.

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