Sunshine Sugar coordinated a study of surface water quality adjacent to canelands in north-eCane farm drainast coastal NSW. Around 35,000 ha of good agricultural land are used for sugar cane production by 600 growers in Australias most southerly cane growing region, located at downstream ends of the Tweed, Brunswick, Richmond and Clarence River Catchments.

The project targeted six of the many natural and constructed drains in the region, two in each of three mill areas (Condong; Tweed/Brunswick Catchments: Broadwater; Richmond Catchment: Harwood; Clarence Catchment). Growers with farms adjacent to the drains operated as focus groups to discuss and respond progressively to the results from their respective drains, while a range of strategies (media, field days, conference presentations) were used during the study to inform other canegrowers and the wider community of the projects objectives and findings.

 

FACT SHEET - Improving the quality of water from NSW caneland

Improving the quality of water from NSW canelands

 

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