Landcare Projects

BioChar Project

Biochar is the charred by-product of biomass pyrolysis, the heating of plant-derived material in the absence of oxygen in order to capture combustible gases. It is generally accepted that biochar is a highly stable form of carbon and as such has the potential to form an effective C sink, therefore sequestering atmospheric CO2.

The objective of this report was to report on the findings of a SRDC/SRA funded Grower Group project that was undertaken in the Herbert cane growing region between 2012 and 2014 to assess the impact of biochar and compost in a sugarcane farming system.

The trial was conducted on a low cation exchange capacity soil in the Lannercost farming area west of Ingham.

Green Waste Project

The aim of the project was to assess green waste streams from urban areas in sugarcane production systems in tropical Queensland.