On this page you can download the corporate documents of CANEGROWERS, including recent Annual Reports and the a selection of grower publications.
The CANEGROWERS Constitution is a system of fundamental principles that prescribe the nature, functions, and limits of the organisations functions. It clearly specifies the objects and powers of the company and prescribes the structure of the organisation
GROWER PUBLICATIONS (Free downloads)
Sugarcane BMP Booklets
Best Management Practice for the Sugarcane Industry: Click on the links below to download an electronic version.
|FALLOW & LAND
| Riparian & Wetland
+ scroll down for a download of
the water quality
monitoring field guide
|Code of Practice expired 31 March 2015, Taskforce established
|| The former Code
- The new Queensland Government is establishing a Ministerial Taskforce to consider over the next 12 months the most effective mix of options needed to achieve reef water quality improvement targets (and this covers the management of nitrogen, sediment and pesticides from cane lands)
- A process to updated the recently expired Code of Practice is not needed, whilst the taskforce process is occurring
- The Smartcane BMP is currently the agreed management practice standards in the industry (BMP also recognises minimum legislative standards)
- The need for a CoP will be re-assessed towards the end of the taskforce process (i.e. first half of next year) and be considered as part of the taskforce’s assessment of the most effective mix of regulations, BMP, incentives etc.
USING FLOTATION TYRES
ON PUBLIC ROADS
2013 Road Safety Operating Manual for Sugarcane Haulage Trucks Using Flotation Tyres
This industry guideline includes information relevant to the use of High Flotation Tyres (HFTs) by trucks in the sugarcane industry. This guideline includes the Class Permit No. 504- TH- 12.Specific information in this guideline includes:
- Operational use
- Tyre pressure
- Safe loading
- Speedometer calibration
- Speed limiting
- Braking performance
2013 Guidelines for Loading of Sugar Industry Cane Haulage Units for Travel on Public Roads
This industry guideline includes information relevant to all haulage units operating in the sugarcane industry – both in-field and road transport units. Specific information in this guideline includes:
- TMR’s attitude to enforcement of load restraint obligations
- Overview of Type-1 (in-field) haulage transport and operating practices
- Overview of Type-2 (road) haulage transport and operating practices
- Examples of free-board peak loading
- Information relating to “chain of responsibility”
- Requirements for removal of billets from a road if spillage occurs
|SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR HARVESTING & IN FIELD TRANSPORT
Safety Guidelines for Harvesting & In Field Transport of Sugar Cane (7MB)
CANEGROWERS has produced a great new DVD and booklet for growers which outlines climate tools, weather drivers and information on how these can be applied on farm.
CANEGROWERS CLIMATE VARIABILITY Tools for primary producers in the sugar industry (4176 MB)
Click here to see the 7 day forecast, rainfall outlook, SOI and other useful information for your postcode
Powering Regional Australia - The Case for Fuel Tax Credits
Click here to download
A new publication, Powering Regional Australia: The Case for Fuel Tax Credits, has been put together to promote a balanced and informed debate on the purpose and impact of the FTCS.
The publication argues that the fuel excise introduced to contribute to the cost of building public roads should not apply to diesel used off-road or in off-grid power generation. It also argues that the tax provisions are founded on a fundamental principle of sound tax policy, namely taxes on intermediate business inputs are inefficient and distortionary.
The publication was put together by a coalition of groups from the agriculture, fishing, forestry, tourism and resources sectors has joined together to set the record straight on the case for the fuel tax credits scheme, also commonly known as the diesel fuel rebate.
Primary producer legal guide
Legal Guide for Primary Producers (969KB)
The Queensland Law Society Legal Guide for Primary Producers is available for download by clicking on the below link. This Guide seeks to give primary producers a broad understanding of the various State and Commonwealth laws that provide, in effect, a regulatory regime for farmers. The guide has been prepared to assist primary producers and reflects the law as at 30 June 2007.
Manual of Cane Growing
The chapters from the manual are now available for free download from the SRA website.
This new edition is a complete revision of the previous Manual (published in 1965), and includes sections on subject matter that was unknown in 1965. For example, biotechnology and computers were in their infancy, green-cane trash-blanketing was not practiced, and mechanical harvesting had just commenced. Yield decline and soil compaction were not major issues, and the impact of farming practices on the environment and the long-term sustainability of agriculture were not serious considerations. All these topics are covered in the new edition, as well as up-to-date information on pest, disease and weed management, nutrition, and plant breeding.
Editors: Mac Hogarth and Peter Allsopp
Description: Hardcover, 430 pages, contains colour illustrations
Chapter 1: Australian sugar industry
Chapter 2: Climate and the management of sugarcane
Chapter 3: Environmental management
Chapter 4: the sugarcane plant; Sugar accumulation
Chapter 5: Cane breeding and improvement
Chapter 6: Soil properties in relation to cane growing
Chapter 7: The sugarcane cropping system
Chapter 8: Nutrition of the plant
Chapter 10: Irrigation of sugarcane
Chapter 11: Drainage
Chapter 12: Weed control in sugarcane
Chapter 13: Disease management
Chapter 14: Pest management
Chapter 15: Quarantine
Chapter 16: Harvesting and transport
Chapter 17: Sugar milling
Chapter 18: Sugar quality and what affects it
Chapter 19: Farm business management
Chapter 20: Farm safety
Chapter 21: Organisations