SRA-YCS Industry Update Forums

sra-logoYCS remains a critical concern for industry and SRA is committed to providing you with regular research updates and progress reports. To achieve this, SRA will host a series of industry update forums in Queensland from 9 to 11 December 2014. At the forums Chief investigators from three research projects will share their learnings about YCS and highlight research developments.

Attendance at any YSC industry update forum is free and no registration is required.

  • Tuesday 9 December, 8am – Mossman Agricultural Services, Front Street, Mossman
  • Tuesday 9 December, 2pm – The Rambler at Mulgrave Mill
  • Wednesday 10 December, 8am – Knight Club, 38 Herbert Street, Ingham
  • Wednesday 10 December, 2:30pm – Ayr Showgrounds, corner of Craig St and Bruce Highway, Ayr
  • Thursday 11 December, 8:30am – RSL Hall, 27 Chapman Street, Proserpine
  • Thursday 11 December, 2pm – Farview Country Tavern, 22 Chidlow Street, Farleigh Mackay

For more information visit the SRA website or SRA phone 1300 772 111.

To see the event flyer in full, please click here.

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Australian sugar given raw deal in China Free Trade Agreement

18 November 2014
QSL Media Release

The head of Australia’s leading raw sugar marketer, Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL), has today expressed disappointment at the decision to exclude Australian raw sugar from the latest China Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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QSL Market Report

QSL Logo_RGB_POS_LGEQSL’s Treasurer, Stephen Stone, has issued his latest market report current as of 10th November 2014.

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BPS upcoming shed meetings

Burdekin Productivity Services has released their end of year shed meeting dates. Topics that will be discussed include Variety Trial Results, Herbicide Management, Nitrogen trials and information, Local water quality information, Irrigation and Funding opportunities

2014 BPS End of Year Shed Meetings

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Grower protection against monopolies fails, fix outlined in Senate submission tendered today

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE: 3 November 2014

Peak grower groups CANEGROWERS and ACFA today tendered a powerful joint submission into the Senate enquiry into Australia’s sugar marketing systems, outlining robust and workable strategies to rectify the clear market imbalance in favour of the mill which has now been created. 

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QSL Market Update

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QSL Treasury Analyst,  Matthew Page, has released his latest Market Update, current as of 3 November 2014.

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QSL Industry Update

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QSL Industry Relationship Managers, Cathy Kelly and Carla Keith, have released their update for week ending 31st October 2014.

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Cane farmers to put a price on improving nitrogen use efficiency

22 October 2014
Terrain NRM

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Photo by NB Marshall

The Australian Government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers a unique opportunity to build on existing efforts to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.

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QSL inquiry submission calls for grower choice

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Close to two thirds of Australia’s cane farmers will have their incomes impacted by a sugarmiller intent on preventing them from using their own marketing company, and so needState or Federal legislation to give them competitive choices, Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Greg Beashel said today.

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Cane farmer lays down Movember challenge to sugar industry

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Cane farmer Michael Hetherington challenges the sugar industry to take part in Movember.

Long-time cane farmer and moustache enthusiast, Michael Hetherington, has laid down a challenge to fellow farmers this November; to grow a moustache in support of the Movember Foundation.

Over 4 million people in 21 countries support Movember which sees men grow a moustache for the entire month of November to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

“We’ve started a Movember team called the Stubble Shavers and I encourage farmers to get involved,” says Michael.

“I’m challenging farmers from all over to start the 1st November clean shaven and to continue to grow the best Mo they can for the entire month of November.”

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