National Landcare Programme—Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants (July 2016 – December 2017)
The project will host a series of workshops across Queensland in key growing areas to educate and encourage better natural resource management for cut flower and foliage farmers. The ‘Road Show’ of five workshops will be held in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Bundaberg and Carins. The workshops will utilise specialist consultants in drainage planning as well as water use and energy efficiency to provide information and tools for growers so they can practically apply those on their farms after the event.
The project will encourage the adoption of management practices that improve productivity while enhancing the natural resource base, namely improving local water quality and availability.
Post-workshop surveys will be conducted to determine the value of the workshops to the participants.
For more information on the next workshop date and venue contact Project Officer Shane Holborn om email@example.com or 07 3821 3350.
Rural Water Use Efficiency irrigation Futures (RWUE-IF) – (July 2017 – June 2018)
The rural water use efficiency—irrigation futures (RWUE-IF) initiative helps growers to make optimise the use of their on-farm water supplies, through efficient irrigation system design, management and helps irrigators reduce the energy consumption associated with their pumping applications. RWUE-IF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and major rural industries. Implementing practical changes to improve water and energy efficiency and maximise productivity on cut flower and foliage farms……Read more
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