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Recycle pits — Links and references

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Canegrowers (2017) Smartcane BMP Irrigation and Drainage Management. Viewed 1 December 2021.

Davis, A.M., Pearson, R.G., Brodie,J.E. and Butler, B. (2017) Review and conceptual models of agricultural impacts and water quality in waterways of the Great Barrier Reef catchment area. Marine and Freshwater Research 68: 1-19

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (2011) Wetland Management Handbook: Farm Management Systems (FMS) guidelines for managing wetlands in intensive agriculture. Queensland Wetlands Program, Brisbane

Devlin, M. Lewis, S. Davis, A. Smith, R. Negri, A. Thompson, M. Poggio, M. (2015). Advancing our understanding of the source, management, transport and impacts of pesticides on the Great Barrier Reef. A report for the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) Publication, James Cook University, Cairns, 134 pp.

Evan Shannon, pers. Comm (2018)

NQ Dry Tropics Recycle Pit Guidelines: for cane farmers in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region 2009-2010

Rickert, A. and Kenniff, J. (2018) Recycle pit data review: Summary report. Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee (BBIFMAC), Ayr.

Shannon, E. and McShane, T. (2013) Options for tailwater capture and reuse in the Barratta catchment: A scoping study. FarmAcist and BBIFMAC, Ayr.

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NRW (2000) Guidelines for using free water surface constructed wetlands to treat municipal sewage. Natural Resources and Water, Brisbane.

NQ Dry Tropics Recycle Pit Guidelines: for cane farmers in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region 2009-2010

Main illustration by Lana Baskerville using IAN symbols library.


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Last updated: 10 June 2022

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