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Maifredi’s Find Ways to Reduce Bagged Fertiliser

Brothers Russell and Steven Maifredi have seen their fair share of cane crops as fourth-generation farmers who are also contract planters, fertilisers and sprayers in the Tully region. The pair run farms bordering the Tully and Murray rivers, and work at more than 10 other properties around the district. In the last eight years, they…
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Final Reef Trust 4 Tender Takes Total to 41

An additional 14 cane growers in the Wet Tropics have secured funding for projects that will reduce nitrogen run-off to the Great Barrier Reef. Forty-one Wet Tropics growers have now received funding through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust IV Repeated Tenders program which began in early 2017 and is in its final round of grants.…
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Minimal Tillage: Try Before You Buy

Minimising tillage was one of the main recommendations of the Sugar Yield Decline Joint Venture and there is continuing evidence from trials that support it adoption. Minimal tillage has several advantages over traditional cultivation methods including:  Reduced cost and time of operations without yield loss Ease of working up ground in short weather windows Improved soil…
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New Dual Herbicide Sprayer Eligible for Grants

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have developed a new dual herbicide sprayer in response to reef regulations.  The new sprayer can apply two different herbicides at the same time ie. residuals banded along the row and knockdowns in the interspace. This greatly reduces the amount of PSII residual products applied, which can save…
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