Innovative farmers ‘halving’ herbicide run-off in bid to improve Great Barrier Reef health

By February 24, 2016October 10th, 2016Reef News & Info

Courtesy of ABC News:

Trials by innovative canegrowers in Queensland have halved the run-off of herbicides and fertiliser from their farms, according to results being released during a two-day grower forum that began in Cairns today. World Wildlife Fund Australia said if the measures were proven over a longer period and adopted industry-wide, they had the potential to greatly improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef while also boosting farm productivity. The organisation is one of the backers of Project Catalyst, which supports 80 canegrowers who are testing new methods of improving farm efficiency and reducing pollutant runoff.

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