Su­gar Re­search Aus­tralia Board north­ern visit

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - RURAL INSIGHT -

THE SRA Board and Re­search Fund­ing Panel met with SRA in­vestors at Moss­man and on the Ather­ton Table­land on Au­gust 17 and 18.

As part of the visit, they met with Nex­tGen Of­fi­cer Ger­ard Puglisi, who runs a di­ver­si­fied farm­ing busi­ness at Moss­man, as well Moss­man Ag Ser­vices, as well as grow­ers and millers.

The visit in­cluded a tour of MSF’s farms and mill on the Ather­ton Table­land.

The pur­pose of the visit was to hear di­rectly from sug­ar­cane grow­ers and millers about their pri­or­i­ties for their in­dus­try-owned cor­po­ra­tion, SRA. Re­search top­ics un­der dis­cus­sion in­cluded sug­ar­cane va­ri­eties, im­prov­ing har­vest­ing ef­fi­ciency, and im­prov­ing the adop­tion of re­search out­comes on-farm and at the mill.

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