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Ingham Show 2023

Great night at the Ingham Show with the presentations of the Cane prizes – thank you to all that participated and especially to the U18 sections which had a great showing this year! Fantastic Stuff!!!

Thank you to the great effort of both staff of HCPSL and SRA who without this is not at all possible and also the parents that put in the time with your kids to put their entries into the show! – SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!

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Walk & Talk Day 2023 – Annual Industry Awards

Following the Walk & Talk, HCPSL held the annual Industry Awards. The awards recognise grower’s commitment to productivity, innovation, research, and the boarder industry. HCPSL is proud to announce the award recipients below.

???? Grower of the Year (Sponsored by Wilmar Sugar Australia) – Chris Butler

????Young Grower of the Year (Sponsored by Wilmar Sugar Australia) – Anthony Marino

???? Mangrove Jack Award (Sponsored by Herbert River Catchment Group) – Remo Pietrobon

???? Harvesting Efficiency Award (Sponsored by Sugar Research Australia) – GNC Harvesting (Greg & Nicole Chiesa)

???? Innovation Award (Sponsored by rabobankaustralia) – Agro Group

???? Farm Presentation for Harvesting Award (Sponsored by Honeycombes Sales & Service) – A & S Castorina

???? Improved Farm Layout Award (Sponsored by CANEGROWERS Herbert River) – Robert Bonassi (Roblea Investments)

???? R&D On-Farm Co-operation (Sponsored by HCPSL) – Geoff Low, Pace Farming, Paul Cantamessa, and Jeff Cantamessa

???? Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by HCPSL) – Dr. Rob Magarey, Steve Guazzo, and Tony McClintock

Last week over 90 growers attended HCPSL’s annual Walk and Talk. Growers had the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding on a range of topics including – variety development & new varieties, mill mud & ash benefits, managing diseases, the soil biome, micronutrients, as well as reef & carbon credits.

The HCPSL Team would like to say thank you to all growers who attended, asked questions, shared experiences, and participated in open discussions throughout the day.

HCPSL would also like to extend our thanks to the sponsors and supporting organisations of the 2023 Walk & Talk Day – Great Barrier Reef Foundation , Australian Government Reef Trust, Agro Group, GreenCollar, Project CaNE, Project Catalyst , Soil CRC, Sugar Research Australia, Stoller Australia and Wilmar Sugar Australia.

Walk & Talk Day 2022

On the 9th March HCPSL held the annual Walk & Talk Day for 2022. Over 120 growers from across the Herbert district attended the event. Growers had the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding on a range of topics including – fallow crops, new varieties, tissue culture, chemicals, and harvester management.

The HCPSL Team would like to say thank you to all growers who attended, asked questions, shared experiences, and participated in open discussions throughout the day.

HCPSL would also like to extend our thanks to the sponsors and supporting organisations of the 2022 Walk & Talk Day – Sugar Research Australia, Stoller, Nufarm, Project CaNE, Project Catalyst, The Australian Government Reef Trust, GBRF, John Deere and Norris.

Herbert Industry Awards 2021

Following the Walk & Talk, HCPSL held the annual Industry Awards. The awards recognise grower’s commitment to productivity, innovation, research, and the broader industry. HCPSL is proud to announce the award recipients below.

Grower of the Year (Sponsored by Wilmar) – Ian Kemp

Young Grower of the Year (Sponsored by Wilmar) – Jeffery, Briannan and Rebekah Pace

Mangrove Jack Award (Sponsored by Herbert River Catchment Group) – John Pavetto

Harvesting Efficiency Award (Sponsored by SRA) – Celotto Harvesting

Innovation Award (Sponsored by Rabobank) – Mizzi Farming

Farm Presentation for Harvesting Award (Sponsored by Honeycombs) – Walter Giordani

Improved Farm Layout Award (Sponsored by Canegrowers Herbert River) – Remo & Gino Zatta

Consistent High Productivity (Sponsored by QSL) – Glen Irlam, Beeva Nominees Pty Ltd, Pace Farming, Russo Farming and Glen Cristaudo.

R&D On-farm Co-operation (Sponsored by HCPSL) – Abergowrie Sugar, Beeva Nominees Pty Ltd, P Dametto, G & T Erkkila and Wilmar Sugar.

Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by HCPSL) – Jo Stringer, Joe & Gerry Girgenti, Ian Kemp and Lex Mackee.

2021 Ingham Show


2021 HCPSL Walk and Talk Day

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