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Wetland Management in Agricultural Production Systems Wet Tropics Demonstration Site - Darvenzia

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Landholder

Reef Guardian

Queensland Wetlands Program

Industries

Banana farming

Activities

On-ground work, Monitoring

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Wetlands Program

Funding amount

$20,000

In-kind contribution

$24,500

Start date

(not documented)

End date

2013

Summary

This project was undertaken on a banana farm adjacent to the South Johnstone River. This project was undertaken to promote the uptake of improved wetland management in agriculture production systems by showcasing examples of successful agricultural land management leading to good wetland outcomes. A range of activities were undertaken including wetland restoration; re-vegetation with reeds and sedges; weed control of guinea grass, para grass, hymenachne and aleman grass; development of a treatment area to capture surface run-off from the farmland upstream (banana and papaw) and groundwater that seeps out from the high bank.

Benefits

This project:
  • improved water quality entering local waterways
  • enhanced biodiversity through re-vegetation with endemic species
  • increased community and industry education opportunities

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Wetland Management in Agricultural Production Systems Wet Tropics Demonstration Site - Darvenzia, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 4 August 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/wetland-management-in-agricultural-production-systems-wet-tropics-demonstration-ea66/>.

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