Land managers in the Maranoa-Balonne have been learning how to adapt to climate variability through the Landcare Sustainable Practices project. The project aims to deliver increased landholder engagement and adoption of sustainable and innovative Natural Resource Management, (NRM) practices by primary producers.
This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative and contributes to the sustainable farm practices national priority area.
Read more about the work of landholders in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin:
On Currawarra, north of Mitchell in south-west Queensland, the Campbell family have transformed their grazing management to establish a business that is more productive and resilient to adverse climatic events. Click here to read the casestudy or watch the PlaceStory here.
On Currawong, Mitchell in south-west Queensland, Merv Phillips is trialling different methods to thin cypress pine to create a more sustainable grazing enterprise while creating a timber resource that can be harvested. Click here to read the casestudy or watch the PlaceStory here.
Fertility rundown in sown grass pastures is a widespread problem in Queensland, with an estimated cost to industry of more than $17 billion during the next 30 years. It results in less vigorous, less productive pastures with a lower basal groundcover and increased bare ground, leading to increased run-off and soil erosion. The decline in vigour of the pasture also results in lower competitive ability and the subsequent invasion by unproductive grasses and weeds. Click here to read the casestudy.