Useful Website Links
SRDC - Sugar Research and Development Corporation
The Sugar Research and Development Corporation works in partnership with the Australian sugarcane industry and the Australian Government to foster an innovative and sustainable sugarcane industry, through targeted investment in research and development.
This website provides background information on SRDC, latest news items and industry events, you are able to search past research and GGIP projects, and information on the latest project calls can also be found here.
Plane Creek Sustainable Farmers Inc
Plane Creek Sustainable Farmers Inc. began in late 2001 as a group of growers exchanging ideas on the adoption of controlled traffic farming systems in sugarcane, based on the work of the Sugarcane Yield Decline Joint Venture. Their website provides information about projects, trial work they have undertaken (varieties for the New Farming System, Fallow management, Herbicides, Planting, Harvesting, Professional Development), reports produced, fact sheets and media releases.
This website provides video clips for growers by growers. It focuses on how Australian cane growers implementing the New Farming System (NFS) are growing sugarcane sustainably, taking less time, while saving money on fuel and fertiliser. The site offers video clips on shielded spray units, growing soybeans, legume fallows, and best management practices related to irrigation, nutrient management, weed and pest control, sediment management, crop management, and skills and planning.
Grower Group Alliance
The Grower Group Alliance is the Grower Group Services equivalent in the grains industry. The GGA is a non-profit, farmer driven organisation connecting grower groups, research organisations and agribusiness in a network across Western Australia. This website provides information on GGA, each Grower Group, projects and trial work, upcoming events and news items.
This website helps you find funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities to help you to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship.
Terrain NRM, a not-for-profit company, is the Natural Resource Management body for the Wet Tropics. This website provides NRM information and an overview of their work on behalf of their membership which includes over 120 local organizations with key roles managing the region's natural resources according to the targets and actions set out in our regional NRM plan.
Australian Controlled Traffic Farmers Association
ACTFA is a national association that links Australian farms, agribusinesses and professionals across many industries including grains, horticulture, sugar and cotton. It was set up to help farmers and associated businesses develop and share practical Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) ideas and methods across every Australian region, and every soil dependent agricultural industry. The website provides information and some papers from previous annual conferences, information about upcoming conferences, and membership details.
GRDC - Grains Research and Development Corporation
The Grains Research & Development Corporation is one of the world's leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing and overseeing research and development, delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. This website provides information about their research and development projects, events and publications and opportunities to access funding.
BSES Limited is a provider of research, development and extension to the Australian sugar industry. This website provides information on news and upcoming events, BSES products and publications, their variety selection tool QCANESelect, Environmental Sustainability, Biosecurity, and services provided by BSES.
CANEGROWERS is a representative body for Australian sugarcane growers. This website provides information on industry news items and events, the services provided by CANEGROWERS, background information about the sugar cane industry and environmental pressures, publications, sugar price information, and services available for members.
Australian Cane Farmers Association
ACFA is a representative body for Australian sugarcane farmers. This website provides information on the latest industry news and media releases, farm safety, farm office (eg ATO fuel rebate and industrial relations issues), the services provided by ACFA, and discussion forums.
Located in Brisbane, Australia, Queensland Sugar Limited is responsible for the marketing of the majority of bulk raw sugar produced in Queensland. Their website provides information about the corporate structure of QSL, the sugar price, and the raw sugar market.
Sugar Research Institute
Sugar Research Limited, trading as Sugar Research Institute aims to deliver technology solutions that underpin the global competitiveness, sustainability and profitability of their stakeholders across the sugar industry. This website provides information on their research and development projects, products and services, latest news, reports amd forums.
Qld Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
(Previously Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries)
This website provides information regarding all primary industries including sugarcane. The sugar cane section provides information on FutureCane, the Farm Economic Analysis Tool (FEAT), relevant legislation, sustainable cane farming, complimentary crops and eco-efficient systems.
Qld Department of Environment and Resource Management
(Comprised of the former Dept of Natural Resources and Water, and the Environmental Protection Agency)
This website provides information regarding vegetation management and clearing restrictions, water management, mapping and surveying, and property valuations. Most of the legislation associated with cane farming can be found on this website.