RP196 TF11.3.1 Delivering tailored solutions to Mackay-Whitsunday growes
Aim: This project was implemented in 2018, to build on the excellent results achieved through RP161 in the Burdekin. Farmacist is delivering the same service in the Mackay-Whitsundays region providing agronomic support for 50 grower participants each year for one year across 3 years, to develop site specific farm management plans which meet all regulatory requirements.
The ‘Central Region RP161‘ (CR161) project provides practical hands-on assistance to ensure long term success e.g. calibrating equipment and using Action Learning groups to better enhance the extension and adoption process and identify areas of action.
The project also includes commercial scale field runoff water quality assessments of improved practices to inform P2R models and support farmers in their understanding of practice changes they are making and water quality outcomes.
With additional investment in 2018 from the Federal Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) through Reef Trust, the project is further extended (to 2022/23), to enable Farmacist to engage 150 farms - either year 1 participants for a second year of project involvement where further refinement of nutrient, chemical and irrigation management to a within block scale is feasible, or other growers already meeting the regulated requirements but seeking to improve farm management practices to achieve further refinement of nutrient application rates.
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