Have your say on biosecurity regulations


Biosecurity Queensland

Queenslanders can now have their say on how biosecurity is managed

Biosecurity Queensland General Manager of Strategy and Legislation Patrick Bell said proposed changes to biosecurity regulations were now open for public comment.

Biosecutiry Queensland is also hosting a range of webinars for participants keen to learn more about the proposed changes (including sugarcane). For more information, please click here.

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BMRG’S Carbon Farming Project webinar tomorrow

carbon farming projectJoin Carbon Farming Extension Officers Michelle, Veronica & Bree to learn about the Carbon Farming Project, and what we are doing in the region on carbon farming practices and policy.

When: Thursday 23rd October 2014
Time: 12:30 pm AEST

For more information, or to confirm your attendance, please click here.

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Pre-order your copy of SRA’s 2014 Irrigation of Sugarcane Manual

Irrigation manualIn many districts irrigation is one of the key drivers to maximising productivity. Research trials have consistently shown that it is possible to grow 10 tonnes of cane for each ML of irrigation water applied.

Available in November this new industry resource provides useful information to help growers experienced in irrigation, and those new to irrigation practices, make informed decisions about irrigating to maximise on-farm yield.

The manual provides easy to follow advice on soil water; the response of sugarcane to irrigation; water quality; irrigation system and scheduling; drainage; and the economics of irrigation.

If you’d like to receive a printed copy please email communications@sugarresearch.com.au

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Tissue culture order date reminder

sra-logoSRA would like to remind industry that the final date for placing 2015 spring planting tissue culture orders is 15 November.  Orders are made through QCANESelectTM on the SRA website.

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QSL Market Update

QSL Logo_RGB_POS_LGECurrent as of 13th October 2014
Ginnette Barrett

QSL Liduidity Manager, Ginnette Barrett has released her latest market update current as of 13th October 2014.

To view, please click here..

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QSL Update

QSL Logo_RGB_POS_LGEW/E 10th October 2014

QSL Industry Relationship Manager, Cathy Kelly & Carla Keith, have issued their update for week ending 10th October 2014.

To view, please click here.

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New career research awards to grow innovation and capability in the Australian sugar industry

sra-logo8 October 2014
Sugar Research Australia

Sugar Research Australia Limited (SRA) is inviting applications for Early-career and Mid-career Researcher (ECR/MCR) Awards to encourage innovative research ideas, and to enhance the capability of the research sector that supports the Australian sugar industry.

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Manildra Harwood Sugars celebrates 25th anniversary

Sunshine sugarThis weekend Manildra Harwood Sugars (MHS) celebrates a major milestone with the achievement of supplying the Australian market for 25 years with a range of high quality refined sugar products.

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QSL Market Update

QSL Logo_RGB_POS_LGECurrent at 3 October 2014 

QSL’s Treasury Analyst, Matthew Page, has issued his latest market update.

To view, please click here.


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Cairns Bulk Sugar Terminal celebrates 50 years

1.QSL past and present employees join together to celebrate 50 years.
QSL past and present employees join together to celebrate 50 years.

3 October 2014

The Far North Queensland sugar industry marked a significant milestone today, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cairns Bulk Sugar Terminal (BST).

The terminal was officially opened by the Queensland Premier Sir Francis Nicklin on Saturday 3 October, 1964, with its first bulk sugar cargo despatched to Japan aboard the Sally Stove.

Costing £3.23 million to construct, the new bulk sugar facility featured a wharf, transfer station, ancillary buildings and a storage shed boasting a capacity of 100,000 tonnes of raw sugar.

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