Multispecies Fallow Innovation Project

The multispecies fallow innovation project is about building innovative equipment to allow incorporation of multispecies crops into the sugarcane monoculture. The aim is to find affordable solutions that allow growers to modify their equipment to enable them to plant seeds of different sizes at the same time, without increasing their work, tractor usage, or paddock preparations. The development of this practical, affordable equipment will pave the way for broadscale integration of multispecies cropping, with the direct benefit of improving water quality running off cane land in the Reef catchments.

Success for multispecies

Industry-first innovation to spread mixed seed from the harvester. Che Trendell, Senior Extension Agronomist at Farmacist Mackay, manages the Innovation Project.

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Che Trendell
(07) 4959 7075



Farmacist began providing agronomy services in the Mackay and Burdekin regions in 2010. Our dedication to farmer’s needs, high quality service and support, application of the latest technology and R&D, and ultimately practical and precise agronomy, has seen the company grow to more than 40 qualified staff servicing industries and farmers from Northern NSW to Far North Queensland. We are proud to now be the largest independent agronomic provider to the Australian sugar industry.

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