Innovation

Have you got a great idea for improving water quality and productivity?

Background

The Australian Government's Reef Trust III program includes funding to support the trialling, testing and validating of new ideas that have the potential to significantly contribute towards reducing nutrients moving off-farm while maintaining profitability.

This included a Cane Innovation Grants (Wet Tropics) program (now closed).

Importance of innovation

BMP alone is not enough to meet the Wet Tropics water quality targets so support is being provided to innovative growers to trial new ideas that may help the industry meet these targets. Sugarcane growers are already proven to be creative problem solvers and this program is designed to offset the risk of innovation and support new ideas that are of benefit to growers as well as the environment.

Further Information

If you would like to find out more about the opportunities available with regards to an innovation please speak to your District Extension Officer or to WTSIP's Innovation Extension Officer.