Virtual Bus Tour: Reef Rescue in a high rainfall area
Case study type
Australian Government Reef Programme
Queensland Government Rural Water Use Efficiency Initiative – Irrigation Futures
Growing sugarcane in the lee of Queensland’s second highest mountain creates challenges but ones that Angle Mustafa has used creativity and innovation to overcome. In an area which gets enormous amounts of rain, land and water management strategies are essential.
His minimum till system includes raking trash off the stools to encourage sprouting. Reef Rescue has helped him purchase a stool splitter and fertiliser box and a new spray rig to reduce the chemical run off from his farm. He’s applied for funding to replace open drains with pipes in sandy beds.
Last updated: 13 November 2015
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Virtual Bus Tour: Reef Rescue in a high rainfall area, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/virtual-bus-tour-reef-rescue-in-a-high-rainfall-area-b61f/