Chris and Sonya Hesp

Region: Burdekin

Who: Chris and Sonya Hesp

Location: Mulgrave

Banded mill mud

Chris could see the potential benefits of improved crop yields, soil health and water quality if mill mud application was viable; however it has not typically been economical to apply mill mud in the Mulgrave farming area because of its distance from the Invicta mill.

The results will give a better understanding of how to manage mill by-products to improve water quality while maintaining production measures such as yield, CCS and tonnes of sugar produced per hectare. Identify the most sustainable method of management for mill by-products nitrogen and phosphorus movement off farm can be reduced while utilising this valuable resource.