Cane to Creek 2.0

Project Background

  • Overall objective is to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus runoff to improve water quality.
  • To build industry knowledge linking farming practices and water quality in Great Barrier Reef priority areas.
  • Increase adoption of improved practices which improve productivity, profitability, and sustainability.
  • Connect growers to their local waterways and demonstrate practice change for improved water quality.

SRA Video

Key Activities

  • Sub-catchment creek monitoring
  • In-field Demonstrations
  • Support Nutrient Management Planning
  • Targeted Training
  • Small Grower Meetings with Cane Changer

Sub-catchment Creek Sites

Key Messages

  • Understanding the interactions between farming practices and water quality is essential.
  • Nitrogen runoff can be altered by practice change whilst maintaining profitability and practicality.

SRA Links

SRA to build industry knowledge on interactions between on-farm practice and water quality in priority Great Barrier Reef catchments: SRA Link