The second Virtual Bus Tour segment has just been released
Our second story this season is that of Tom and Brad Maisel who have been converting flood/furrow irrigation areas to efficient low pressure overhead systems.  Water use efficiency has been enhanced by responding quickly to information from soil moisture probes.  Yield increases mean their farms are producing almost 40 tcph more than the Tablelands Mill area average. This is a great example of the efficient use of water on farm. Go here to view

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Sugarcane | An important rural industry for Australia

  • 3rd largest raw sugar supplier in world
  • 7th largest agricultural exporter in Australia
  • 80% exported
  • $1.7 - $2 billion value of production
  • 30-35 Mt cane
  • 4-4.5 Mt raw sugar
  • 4000 cane farm businesses
  • 24 sugar mills
  • 6 bulk storage ports