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Project Catalyst

Project Catalyst Grower Support Program now OPEN for 2022!

Herbert growers are invited to express their interest in Project Catalyst’s Practice Change and Grower Support Program in 2022.

This program offers growers a chance to be involved with innovative practices, agronomic advice, demonstration trials and grower information sessions. Participating growers will receive agronomic support to evaluate their current farming system and identify and adopt two farming practice changes.

As part of the program eligible growers will receive, free of charge, a full-scale nutrient management plan. They will also have access to a number of tools, services and opportunities over the two years of the program.

Growers interested in participating should contact HCPSL (47761808), Megan Zahmel (0447 317 102) or Bethany Donker (0490 077 176).

For further information visit the Project Catalyst website.

Project Catalyst supports growers to develop, trial, and adopt the next generation of farm management practices to generate productivity, profitability, soil health and environmental outcomes.

Planning – Grower participants will receive a full-scale Nutrient Management Plan, including cane variety disease maps. HCPSL agronomists will also assist growers with advice and support for demonstration trials investigating the value of practice changes to their farm business.

Mapping – As part of the project growers will have access to EM mapping and drone flights of farm blocks to identify soil and plant health constraints.

Sharing knowledge – Participating growers will receive water quality monitoring updates and are invited to attend information sessions as well as the yearly Project Catalyst forum.

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Project Catalyst is funded by the partnership between the Australia Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation and WWF-Australia.

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