Last week, Project CaNE and Dr Andrew Wood delivered a series of 3 workshops across the district. The workshops covered key soil properties including – soil texture, soil CEC, pH, liming, Organic Carbon and Nitrogen. The aim of these interactive workshops was to give growers a practical understanding of how these properties influenced their fertiliser management, soil ameliorants and the overall management of soils on their farm. The topics sparked some insightful and useful conversations amongst growers, Andrew and HCPSL Extension Agronomists.
Thank you to all who attended Project CaNE’s last round of workshops for the year! If you were unable to attend, keep an eye out in 2022 for upcoming workshops and grower groups.
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 course of the program.
PRESS RELEASE.Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities The Honourable Mark Furner
More funding to fight feral pests
Local governments and Landcare groups across Queensland will receive grants totalling almost $1 million to support projects that reduce the impact of invasive plants and animals. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said under Round 6 of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative (QFPI), $964,888 will be invested in the fight against feral pigs, local government capacity building, invasive ants, weeds such as Cats Claw Creeper, and preventing the further spread of some established species such as cane toads.
Successful applicants include: Herbert Cane Productivity Services Limited Sunshine Coast Regional Council Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council Brisbane City Council Burdekin Shire Council South Burnett Regional Council Terrain NRM Torres Shire Council Gympie Regional Council.
“Through this initiative the Palaszczuk Government has now committed more than $25 million over five years to support the construction of cluster fencing and the control of invasive plants and animals,” Mr Furner said. “This funding is complemented by a $14 million investment from the Federal Government. “As with previous rounds, these grants help reduce the impact of feral pests and support more jobs in the regions as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.” Media contact: Ron Goodman 0427 781 920
The State of Queensland (Department of the Premier and Cabinet)
As part of the Clear As Mud™ Program, HCPSL and Project CaNE™ invite you to
MILL BY-PRODUCT DEMO SITE INFORMATION SESSION
MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2021
9:30am – EXELBY FARM SITE, STONE RIVER (Stone River Road & Quagliotto’s Road, 35km from Trebonne)
1:30pm – CANTAMESSA FARM SITE, TARA/SEYMOUR (Quabba’s Road, end of road near forest area)
Opportunity to learn more about Project CaNE’s Clear As Mud Program and Mill By-Product Demonstration Sites with short presentations from Peter Larsen (Wilmar) and Jarrod Sartor (HCPSL).Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday 26th November to HCPSL on (07) 4776 1808
Project CaNE™ is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
Project CaNE™ is offering growers the opportunity to develop a whole farm nutrient CaNE Plan™. Based on Six Easy Steps, CaNE Plan™ is an easy to use, paper-based nutrient management and record keeping tool that is reef regulation compliant and can be used towards BMP accreditation.
Free to eligible growers, Project CaNE™ agronomists are looking for growers who are yet to develop a nutrient management plan.
Growers interested in a CaNE Plan™ should contact HCPSL on 47761808 or email Project CaNE™ Team Leader, Adam Royle email@example.com
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