Fine weather has made for a smooth harvest so far, with the mill only losing 1.5 days to wet weather.
The estimate has dropped from 550kt to 530kt but as we get into plant cane some blocks are weighing heavier than estimate.
Planting is way up on last season; driven by firm prices and a mill planting incentive of $350/ha.
Farmers are busy completing the Environmental Risk Management Plan (ERMP) under the Qld Government’s Reef Protection Package. Mossman Agriculture Services has been assisting farmers with the ERMP, in group sessions.
North Qld Director