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Cane farmer monitors progress in nutrient management

Mark Poggio is a fourth generation sugar cane farmer and started farming 11 years ago. He operates a 244 ha sugar cane farm located in the Herbert River district, approximately 12 km west of Ingham. Funding from the Reef Trust Tender - Wet Tropics program has supported Mark to trial different practices to improve both…
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Darveniza Shares Experience of Reef Trust

Adrian Darveniza, a cane farmer in South Johnstone, used funding from Reef Trust Phase 1's Reverse Tenders program to implement improved farming practices to reduce his nitrogen inputs. Adrian manages a 240ha cane farm right beside the Johnstone River where he is conducting trials to reduce nitrogen on an area of 110ha. The improved soil management he has…
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Reducing nitrogen inputs brings big cost saving

Lawrence Tento is a cane farmer in the Herbert catchment and he has been successfully experimenting with a number of approaches aimed at reducing nitrogen inputs on his land as part of the Australian Government’s Reef Trust Wet Tropics reverse tender program (Phase 1). Lawrence and his son Brendan Tento manage over 400ha of cane…
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Cane farmer focuses on building soil health

Vic Guarerra is a second generation cane farmer in the Johnstone region. He and his wife Meg farm 330ha of cane in the coastal hills east of Cowley Beach and are focused on building soil health. They own the 41 hectares where they are conducting their trials, and lease the remaining 290 hectares. The Australian…
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