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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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Better soil health will benefit next generation

With soil tests showing that conventional farming methods had stripped the soil on his cane farm of carbon and organic matter, Clay Romano is working to reverse this affect by applying mill ash. Clay manages over 66ha of cane farm in the Herbert River catchment west of Ingham. He has been working with HCPSL and…
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Cane Farmer Minimises Impact on Important Local Waterways

Like many farmers in the Wet Tropics, Bill Adams is an enthusiastic fisherman and understands the importance of reducing farming inputs to protect the wetlands, mangroves and fisheries surrounding his farm.    Bill Adams and his sons manage a 220ha sugar cane farm on the coast between the Seymour and Herbert Rivers in the Macknade area…
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