Any good pest adapts so farmers have to adapt smarter and faster to keep the crops healthy and productive


Chemical Management

Optimised chemical usage through variable rate application

Chemical management plans have evolved beyond industry standard practices through Project Catalyst trials to more effectively target pests that reduce the farm productivity. These plans will reduce chemicals residues that can enter the Great Barrier Reef catchment and impact on the local and broader ecosystems.

Trials within Project Catalyst have highlighted the benefits of chemical management plans and variable rate application of chemicals for improved farm practices. When combined with soil mapping growers can potentially reduce chemical usage with improved pest management outcomes.

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Soil health has been on the decline but new practices are helping to restore and protect soil properties that lead to better yields

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Finding the sweet spot for nutrients applied to the crop means very little can be lost to the waterways which is a win for the pocket and for the Great Barrier Reef.

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Balancing too much with not enough, or at the wrong time, is the growers' constant juggle.

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