The Australian Farm Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot aims to pay farmers for biodiversity in combination with planting trees for carbon gains The pilot gives farmers the chance to diversify their income and drought proof their businesses This will make farm businesses and regional communities more resilient Farmers in six different trial regions will soon have the
Rocky and his handler Tom Garrett have played a massive role in protecting both fresh and saltwater turtle nests from fox predation in the Burnett and Fraser Coast regions. Five years in, the results speak for themselves! Take a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm42zTyN1RQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0o_qKTuf-gG0PlBtXX4uWEAbHq-ebc7uhDwaltNEvsGK71-0EYOz3Nn9Y
Our Grazing Extension Officer, Emma Baker, was getting the word out on ABC Wide Bay radio recently. Emma chatted with David Dowsett about the work of BMRG and particularly her project, Better Beef for the Reef. To listen to Emma's interview, click play on the recording below.
Together, the Burnett and Mary Catchments represent two of the highest contributors of fine sediment of the 35 catchments that drain to the Great Barrier Reef. Most of this sediment comes from streambank erosion and grazing areas. The catchments also contribute significant loads of dissolved inorganic nitrogen mostly from sugarcane, grazing and sewage treatment plants.
Not many land managers enjoy the prospect of losing valuable soil through gully erosion. Unfortunately, many of the soils throughout Queensland have naturally occurring high sodium levels (sodic soils) which makes them particularly vulnerable to gully erosion. The highest sodium levels are often found in the sub-soil clay which may only be 10-30cm from the
We were delighted to host the Honourable Sussan Ley, Federal Minister for the Environment, on her visit to Bundaberg on Thursday 30 January. BMRG CEO, Sheila Charlesworth, invited the Federal Minister to visit the Bundaberg Region when she was at a bushfire roundtable discussion at Parliament House earlier this month. Sheila said Minister Ley had
Accurate layouts of fences and pipelines… plotting of watering points…measurement and planning of paddocks. These are just some of the skills that landholders acquired during a recent workshop in Mundubbera. The workshop, delivered by the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) and hosted by Central Burnett Landcare, stepped participants through some practical applications offered by the
BoM, CSIRO and Farmlink have collaborated to produce localised climate guides for Australia, presenting historical weather and climate information from the last 30 years of observations, and in doing so, describe the current climate in the context of short-term and long-term regional variability. The aim is to provide farmers and agribusinesses with agriculturally relevant climate information
Our thoughts are with those affected by bush fires this week. If you're a primary producer impacted by bushfires, you can apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration to assist recovery. Information on applying for an IDSP can be found on the DAF website or by phoning 13 25 23.