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Podcast with Skybury Farm Manager, Mark MacLaughlin

Click here to listen to Skybury Coffee Planation's Farm Manager Mark MacLaughlin talk about sustainable farming.

Skybury Coffee Plantation was established principally as a coffee farm, being the first plantation to export coffee overseas and now is Australia's largest producer of Red Papaya. This family run farm manages water and nutrient delivery through a drip irrigation system that cycles daily. Water and nutrient runoff is captured on farm and recycled through the system which saves on inputs.

Resource Jan 2017
Podcast with Skybury Development Manager, Paul Fagg

If you enjoyed the micro documentary on Skybury Coffee Plantation, Click here to listen to the podcast of Skybury's Business Development Manager, Paul Fagg.

Resource Jan 2017
Veg Management in the spotlight (again) Proposed changes to the Vegetation Management Act look like a victory for conservation and a loss for development. Isn't it time we moved on? News Apr 2016
Irrigation Skills Development This 2 day course will be covering Knowledge Management System for Irrigation (KMSI) toolbox, irrigation system auditing and irrigation scheduling. This training has limited places and is restricted to irrigators, farmers, irrigation dealers and extension officers. Please contact Trevor Parker tmc@northerngulf.com.au to register. News Mar 2016
Soil Science on the Farm Free Seminar News Nov 2015
Boots for Change

The Gulf Youth in Ag team has received an ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to host a "Boots for Change” Dinner to showcase local produce. 

Inspired by the “Boots for Change” project, which was generated at the ABC Heywire Youth Summit to grow awareness of local food production and support family farms, the team came up with the idea of holding a dinner under the stars using all local produce.    

Project Aug 2015
Irrigation Skills Development 5.0 Irrigation is an expensive business. If you are in the irrigation business, NGRMG is offering a government funded course designed to reduce energy costs and improve water use. News Aug 2015
Youth in Sustainable Ag Camp Ag Careers Opportunity for Northern Gulf Youth Project Jul 2015
Gulf Futures Day Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd (NGRMG) with support from Gulf Savannah Development invites you to the GULF FUTURES DAY on Tuesday 31 March in Cairns, which formally launches our engagement program for our regional NRM Plan. We hope you will be able to attend and participate in discussions about what is happening in the Northern Gulf region, and what is coming up on the horizon. News Mar 2015
Thousands of dollars can be saved through efficient irrigation! “Thousands of dollars can be saved through efficient irrigation” was the take home message from the recent irrigation workshop delivered in Mareeba on the 13th and 14th of April 2015 by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group. News May 2015
Irrigation scheduling calculator Irrigation scheduling calculator Resource Apr 2015
Northern irrigation skills development workshop April 2015 Presentation for Northern irrigation skills development workshop held in Mareeba in April 2015 Resource Apr 2015
How to calculate cost of pumping How to calculate cost of pumping Resource Apr 2015
How to become a certified irrigation agronomist If you’re a practising agronomist and have particular skills in irrigation then you may be eligible to become a Certified Irrigation Agronomist. Resource Apr 2015
Design irrigation system capacity Design irrigation system capacity Resource Apr 2015
Queensland interim water meter standard for non-urban metering Queensland interim water meter standard for non-urban metering Resource Apr 2015
Check List for under tree spray system Check List for under tree spray system Resource Apr 2015
Travelling Gun Irrigator system checklist Travelling Gun Irrigator system checklist Resource Apr 2015
Solid Set Spray system checklist Solid Set Spray system checklist Resource Apr 2015
Commissioning Expectations Centre Pivot & Lateral Move Commissioning Expectations Centre Pivot & Lateral Move Resource Apr 2015
Steps to design Centre pivot & lateral move systems It is important that the following design principles are followed for individual sites and all information is included in any centre pivot or lateral move design. Resource Apr 2015
Centre pivot checklist Centre pivot checklist Resource Apr 2015
Finding profitability in Extensive Grazing with Ian Braithwaite

From the Grazing Forum held in Georgetown last year, it became apparent from feedback that there was a great depth of respect for the veterinarian Dr Ian Braithwaite and a strong demand for his trainings. 

News Apr 2015
Profitable Practices for Northern Grazing Businesses

On the 8th of October, Northern Gulf and the DAFF Beef Team convened a field day at Lanes Creek Station, Georgetown, featuring leading cattle production vet Ian Braithwaite.

News Apr 2015
Pump Test Procedure Check List

Two page field guide including step by step notes on Preparation, Operation, Completion along with a diagram of typical pump arrrangment.

Resource Mar 2015
Irrigation Efficiency Training Irrigation is an expensive business. If you are in the irrigation business, NGRMG is offering a government and industry funded course designed to reduce energy costs and improve water use. News Mar 2015
Planning an irrigation system Planning an irrigation system is fundamental to an irrigated farming enterprises success. This fact sheet lists considerations when planning an irrigation system. Resource Feb 2015
Keyline ploughing Keyline ploughing helps improve paddock performance Resource Mar 2013
EM-38 Ground Conductivity Meter Fact Sheet The EM-38 ground conductivity meter allows rapid soil survey to produce comprehensive soil variability maps. Resource Feb 2013
Regional Skills Development Regional skills development is being delivered to ensure we have the best skilled people available for the region. Our funding partners are committed to local professional development. Project Jul 2013
Mapping paddock variability An example of the use of EM-38 for mapping paddock variability in a sugarcane paddock in North Queensland Resource Jan 2009
Monitoring Soil Health and Water Quality in the Mareeba-Dimbulah Irrigation Area How and where we are monitoring the health of our irrigated land and local rivers and streams Project Jul 2013
Efficient Farming Program: Activity Report (2014) Outline of achievements and activities in the project to date (2014). Resource Dec 2014
Intensive Resource Mapping Keeping our region at the cutting edge with Geospatial technologies, GIS, property mapping, precision agriculture and surveying Project Feb 2008
Mapping soil variability for variable rate application Soil variation can greatly effect crop growth and land management News Jan 2015
Lanes Creek Field Day with Ian Braithewaite Dr Ian Braithewaite was a catalyst for interactive discussions on improved grazing management practices at Lanes Creek, Georgetown. Supported by the RLF Program and Northern Gulf. News Oct 2014
Improving Adoption and Innovation of Agricultural Best Practice in Far North Queensland Addressing the NRM and productivity issues of soil fertility decline, soil organic carbon loss, water quality detriment and erosion in Central and Northern QLD. Project Jul 2012
Developing the Northern Gulf & Cape York Peninsula Land EcoAccounts – Initial Findings (2011-2012) This first edition of the Northern Gulf and Cape York Regional EcoAccounts provides a framework from which we can build on. Future editions may include more Indicators, or Indicators that have been compiled with greater accuracy and confidence. The framework which relates Current to Reference Conditions permits some flexibility by bringing each Indicator to a standard base unit, the Reference Metric, or % of Reference Condition. Resource Apr 2013
Enhancing the Biodiversity Values of Nature Refuges in Northern Gulf and Cape York Regions Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG) have secured funds to build capacity, develop projects and provide funding to Nature Refuge landholders to enhance and/or maintain the biodiversity values of Nature Refuges in Northern Gulf and Cape York. News Jan 2011
Efficient Farming Project Our project of direct engagement with primary producers in various horticultural enterprises throughout the region. Project Jul 2013