Sugar farmers are showcasing serious action state-wide to reduce the impact of agriculture the Great Barrier Reef. Project Catalyst is a leading program stimulating major change amongst Queensland cane farmers.
More than 170 sugar growers and industry representatives gathered at Jupiters Townsville in March 2015 for the annual Project Catalyst Growers forum to discuss and drive innovation.
To date, more than 75 cane farmers involved in Project Catalyst farm trials have helped improve runoff and drainage water quality of an estimated 102,000 megalitres across 20,345 ha of land – an amount equivalent to the water it would take to fill 40,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.
For more information visit http://reefcatchments.com.au/land/project-catalyst/