Projects and Activities

BBIFMAC is always undertaking new and exciting programs!

A selection of our current projects include:

  • An evidence based approach to water quality improvement in the Barratta Creek Catchment (funded by BRIA irrigators through the Great Barrier Reef Foundation)
  • Great Barrier Reef Catchment Load Monitoring in the Burdekin and Bowen catchments (funded by DES)
  • Connecting canefarmers to their local wetlands - water quality monitoring and farmer engagement (funded by NQDT)
  • Barratta Creek catchment constructed wetland proof of concept - project management and water quality monitoring (funded by DES)
  • Empowering Burdekin women to tackle reef water quality issues through peer to peer learning (funded by DAF)
  • Reducing Burdekin sediments through practice change (funded by NQDT)
  • Spicing up the North - spice and condiment trial with CQU (funded by CRCNA)
  • Pyott's Lagoon restoration (funded by Burdekin Shire Council)
  • Salvinia control weevil breeding and release (funded by BSC)

Recently completed projects include:

  • Landscape Resilience - Horseshoe Lagoon Water Quality Monitoring (for NQDT)
  • Winter Rice Trial Water Quality Monitoring (for Farmacist)
  • Maximisation of Effectiveness of Legumes in Sugarcane (for DSITI)
  • Demonstration Trials Assessing Sugarcane Productivity and Water Quality Impacts of Mill By-products(for EHP and Wilmar)
  • Barratta Creek Catchment Water Quality Improvement (for DAF and BRIA Irrigators Ltd)
  • Remediation of Agricultural Runoff using High Rate Algal Ponds - a feasilibility study (for DAF)
  • Partnering with MSF Sugar to Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Sugar Cane (for EHP)

Links to information on previously completed projects: