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Soil to Food Conference, Atherton – 3rd & 4th June

Posted by Ellie McVeigh

Interest in soil health has been gathering momentum within the Wet Tropics farming community for the past decade. This event is an opportunity for farmers and the agricultural industry to connect with each other and share ideas and innovations that support healthy soil leading to healthy people and profits.

Speakers include:

Topics on the agenda include:



The event is delivered by Terrain NRM through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. It is also supported by Wet Tropics SoilCare, TNQ Drought Hub, Sustainable Table, Regeneration International, Lower Wet Tropics SoilCare, Tropical Pasture Seeds, Cairns Micro Greens, Eco Bananas, Skybury and Mungalli Biodynamics.

Grain harvesting commences in the Herbert

Posted by Ellie McVeigh

It is a strange sight to see a grain header operating in cane country in the Herbert district.  Gino and Remo Zatta commenced harvesting soybean crops this week in the Bambaroo area. The soybean crop was grown over the cane fallow period and the block will be planted back to sugarcane within the next few weeks. Rotational crops and fallow cover crops are becoming the norm as apart of the sugarcane farming system.

If you’re looking at growing rotational crops and you need some assistance in the Herbert, please contact DAF and HCPSL staff.