Help for farmers

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    Integrated Engagement and Capacity Building

    The project improves reef water quality by providing resources, training and networking opportunities for extension staff and farmers. It also supports farmer peer-to-peer groups with funding targeted at practice change.

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    Agricultural economics team

    This project encourages economic analysis and decision-support tools for informed farming practice changes in the Great Barrier Reef catchment.

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    Climate Smart Grazing extension tools

    This project will promote the use of a new FORAGE pasture budget tool to inform grazing land management decisions and improve reef water quality.

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    Banana nutrient trials

    The project tests and analyses the use of nutrients in banana farming to improve agricultural productivity and environmental outcomes.

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    Managing pesticides

    The project aims to encourage the responsible use of pesticides in accordance with label instructions.

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    Grazing extension

    The grazing extension project works with graziers to reduce sediment loss from grazing lands and improve reef water quality.

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    Spyglass remediation project

    The project aims to reduce sediment loss and improve reef water quality by increasing understanding of cost-effective alluvial gully remediation techniques.

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    Land condition project - mapping grazing land

    The project maps the condition of grazing land to enable graziers and other reef stakeholders to understand changes in the grazing landscape and make informed management decisions.

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    Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) program

    The program supports graziers to improve land condition through personalised extension assistance, action plan development and funding for activities that enhance reef water quality.

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    Sustainable grains farming in reef catchments

    Experience the Sustainable Grains Project's transformative impact, boosting agricultural productivity while safeguarding the Great Barrier Reef.

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    Agriculture water treatment project

    The project promotes the use of treatment systems and wetland management on farms to ensure good water quality and sustainable food production.

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    Coastal farming systems

    This initiative promotes the uptake of improved farming systems to improve productivity and reef water quality.

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