Cane growers, scientists and resources management groups will gather in Cairns next week for a forum to examine water quality trials on farms.
Project Catalyst is a program allowing innovative growers the chance to trial unproven methods to improve sustainability and productivity on their cane farms.
The ultimate goal is to improve water quality as it runs off farms and out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Katrina Dent, manager of Reef Catchments, one of the key organisations involved, she said innovators would be arriving from cane growers all over the state to find out what their counterparts were doing.
“The forum allows these guys to come together and actually share their knowledge,” she said
She said while this could be done via field days and demonstration trials the forum offered more.
“You come along to hear key speakers sell some new ideas and pass along some key messages and work out how it sits within the whole Great Barrier Reef and that starts some strategic thinking.”
Source – ABC