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Small Mills / Early CCS Sampling

Posted by Rod Neilson

Please note, the following days will be available for cane to be dropped off for small mill processing for the 2024 season.

The days that drop off will be available are from 12pm Wednesday 19th of June until 9:00am Thursday 20th of June 2024.

Cane to be dropped off no later than 9:00am Thursday (20th June) in the trailer located at the front of the HCPSL/SRA Building on Fairford Road.

Please note the following for your cane to be processed:

Collect 8 stalks representative of the field,

Stalks must be topped and stripped free of trash,

Stalks must be tied off at the butt end of the cane bundle,

Cane must be labeled with the following:

Tissue Culture Orders 2024 (2025 Delivery)

Posted by Rod Neilson

This is a reminder for Tissue Culture orders for Spring 2025 delivery.

If you are wanting the new SRA43 Variety for your farm, this will be the only way of recieving this variety until released in the HCPSL Plots.

Plant costs are currently sitting between $2.00 – $2.60 (GST inc.).

Any other approved planting varieties can be ordered in Tissue Culture for pick up next Spring 2025.

Orders need to be placed by 3rd June 2024.

Please contact Rhiannan Harragon at HCPSL on 0430 905 367, or the Main Office on 4776 1808 to place your orders or for any questions regarding Tissue Culture.

Notice to Growers

Posted by Rod Neilson

Attention Members

As everyone is keenly aware, the district has seen some very trying environmental conditions in the lead up to the 2024 season. HCPSL has not been immune from these conditions playing havoc with the provision of services. With this in mind, we wanted to update members as to how we are currently situated with seed inspections and approved seed plots: –

Seed Inspections

Approved Seed Plots

The start to 2024 has been a very wet one for everyone and HCPSL appreciates your patience and urges growers to plan well ahead and be proactive in booking seed inspections and RSD testing.

FEAT Online: Farm Economic Analysis Tool

Posted by Rod Neilson

The Townsville DAF Economists Team, supported by Project CaNE, will be hosting a free workshop demonstrating FEAT Online at the HCPSL office. It’s a great opportunity to develop skills to examine your profitability and assist with decision making.

See attached a flyer with more information. Contact Zachary Judge – 0461 385 227 for any questions regarding the workshop or FEAT Online.

Spots are limited so please RSVP ASAP to HCPSL to register your interest.

Soil Testing the Key to Improving Productivity and Sustainability

Posted by Rod Neilson

For Herbert cane grower Raymon Jayo, it starts with soil testing. Quite Simply, he says that soil testing is the best first step for ensuring sustainability and productive nutrient management – and a solid crop of cane.

Read the whole article . . .

2024 Herbert Walk & Talk Day

Posted by Rod Neilson

Tuesday 26th March, 2025.

Commencing at 8:15am to 12:00 midday

At Ingham Station, 181 Fairford Road

Bus Transfer from the Soccer Grounds will be available on the day.

Presentations and Displays will include:

The Herbert Sugar Industry Awards will be presented after the displays followed by a BBQ lunch.

Please RSVP for catering purposes by 22nd March to Sandra Coco, HCPSL on 4776 1808

Dowload Flier

2024 RSD Testing

Posted by Rod Neilson

Book your seed inspections with HCPSL now.

Grower seed inspections, including RSD sampling, will commence in early March (weather dependent) and continue until 3rd May. After the 3rd May seed inspections and RSD sampling will be limited to field staff availability.

Important Information;

For bookings or further enquires please contact the HCPSL Office on 4776 1808.

Rat Management Information Meeting – 29th November at 5.00 pm

Posted by Sandra Coco

Herbert Rat Damage Survey

Posted by Sandra Coco

Dear Grower,

HCPSL and SRA are urgently seeking support from all Herbert growers to collect information on the extent of damage, and cost to growers, of the current rat issue.

We urge all growers to complete the attached survey and return to HCPSL office by Friday 10th November 2023.

Hard copies of the surveys are also available from the HCPSL office.

The data collected will assist us in seeking support from government agencies and to develop a strategy to manage rats moving forward.

For further info contact:

Adam Royle (HCPSL): 47761808

Phil Patane (SRA): 0431818482

Media Release – New HCPSL Manager Announced

Posted by Sandra Coco

The HCPSL Board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Royle as Company Manager. Adam has extensive experience in sugar cane agronomy and variety development and has worked for HCPSL in numerous roles for the past 11 years, including Project Leader of Project CaNE, which has delivered tremendous results for the Herbert sugar cane industry.

The Board encourages members to contact Adam to find out more about the services HCPSL provides including;

If you notice anything different in your paddocks and need some advice please contact Adam so he can organise a staff member to come and assist you. 

Contact Details: –

Email: – aroyle@hcpsl.com.au

HCPSL Office: 07 47761808

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