How to cyclone proof tropical crops
NORTH Queensland’s exotic and tropical fruit growers are invited to attend a growers’ information day on Thursday, November 7, at DAFF’s South Johnstone Research Station to hear the latest research findings on cyclone- proofing techniques for crop protection. ‘‘We looked at nursery techniques to promote healthier plants with deeper root systems, and better pruning and defoliating techniques, as well as the practicality and cost-effectiveness of trellising and other property management such as windbreaks,’’ said DAFF project officer James Drinnan.
Growers from across the Far North, including Atherton Tablelands, are encouraged to attend. The workshop is part of the Newman Government’s Get Ready initiative, which aims to make Queensland Australia’s most disaster resilient state. To register your interest: DAFF Mareeba office on 4048 4600. Email MBAAdmin@daff.qld.gov.au