Land and water stewardship

Tools & Resources

6 Easy Steps
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

The SIX EASY STEPS is a comprehensive, integrated and science-based nutrient management program that is recognised by industry and government as nutrient best practice. Itis the foundation of the Australian sugar industry’s nutrient and fertiliser guidelines.

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Nutrient management guidelines
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Nutrient management guidelines for sugarcane in the Mackay district

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Reef Regulations: Nitrogen and Phosphorus

The method for calculating the optimum amount of nitrogen and phosphorus to be applied to sugarcane properties regulated under the Environmental Protection Act 1994

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Australian Sugarcane Nutrition Manual
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

The manual is designed to be a practical guide and reference on most aspects of sugarcane nutrition.

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Central Region Sugarcane Practice Management: ABCD Management Frameworks 2021-2022

Includes soil, nutrient, chemical, water, financial/business, WHS and harvest management frameworks for the Mackay Whitsunday region.

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Reef Trust IV Mackay Whitsunday Streambank Erosion Program - 2022
Reef Catchments

Outcomes of the Reef Trust IV project aimed at reducing fine sediment loads entering The Great Barrier Reef

Case study
Project Catalyst: Subsurface mud ash - Mackay 2020

Growers participating in Project Catalyst trials worked with economists from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to identify costs and benefits of the trials. In this study, grower Phil Deguara and Farmacist examined surface and subsurface application methods of Mill Mud (mud) and Ash on two demonstration plots.

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Qld Riverine Protection Permit Exemption Requirements

The document outlines what activities landholders can undertake in waterways and how to apply for a permit if not covered by the exemption.

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Smartcane BMP
Mackay Area Productivity Services (MAPS)

Smartcane BMP is a program for you to document and celebrate the way you farm. It includes eight modules with simple checklists to help identify opportunities for improvement, with local facilitators available to help put these in place.

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Regenerating Soil with a Specialised Planter

Sustainable Table and the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries funded grower group Central Queensland Soil Health Systems for a seeder to sow a multi-species mix of plants into their paddocks, fallows and inter-rows. The equipment will be hired to members, progressing regenerative agriculture in the Mackay Whitsunday Issac Region.

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Reef Trust 4 – Streambank Remediation

How exactly does something like a wooden pile field act to stop erosion? Check out this video to find out the answers

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QLD DAF Pesticides Factsheet

Factsheet about use of pesticides, including considerations for application, weather conditions, buffer zones and record keeping.

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Nutricalc
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Nutrient management tool to help develop nutrient management plans for use on-farm.

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Soil Health Toolbox
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Soil health is vital for optimising productivity, profitability, and sustainability. The toolbox provides practical resources for improved soil health.

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Precision Planter for Loan
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

SRA Mackay is supporting growers to trial growing complementary fallow crop soybeans using the SRA Precision Planter. The planter can plant through a trash blanket and cultivated ground. To trial the precision planter contact: Stephanie Duncan 0459 863 298 or Dylan Wedel 0490 029 387

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Moisture probe for loan
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Improving Irrigation for growers in Mackay, Plane Creek and Proserpine. To trial the moisture probe contact: Stephanie Duncan 0459 863 298 or Dylan Wedel 0490 029 387

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