Podcasts

Sugarcane growers in the Herbert River district have a history of working together, for the benefit of businesses, grower families and the Hinchinbrook Shire community. Listen to our podcasts below and learn more about their stories and experiences.

 

In this podcast you’ll learn more about an exciting new water quality monitoring project in Hinchinbrook Shire. The Department of Environment and Science (DES) project titled ‘RP232 Fine-scale water quality monitoring in high priority catchments’  has installed up to 40 additional nitrate and sediment water quality sensors at locations throughout the high priority Herbert and Lower Burdekin catchments. 

 

In this Podcast Sam Spina, from Queensland Rural Industry Development Authority, (QRIDA) provides further information on First Start Loans, a QRIDA initiative to help people establish, in the early years, a viable commercial primary production enterprise.

 

In this podcast you’ll learn more about an exciting new project happening in the Herbert called The Fish Homes & Highways project. This project, funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust program, is being undertaken by Terrain NRM, in collaboration with Catchment Solutions, in the lower Herbert River catchment in the Herbert district and the Murray River catchment in the Tully district.

 

Sugar Research Australia’s District Manager for the Herbert Phil Patane provides a market update and discusses SRA’s strategic plan.

 

In this podcast you will learn about Project Catalyst, one of the on-ground projects that are underway in the Lower Herbert sugar industry. Hear from Ross Neivandt from Catchment Solutions and Lawrence Di Bella and Bethany Donker from HCPSL.

 

The CANEGROWERS Herbert River Update, by either the Chair Michael Pisano or Deputy Chair Chris Bosworth, is a fortnightly update highlighting key issues for Herbert growers and sugar industry participants. 

 

Green Collar is a delivery partner of the Lower Herbert Water Quality Program. In this podcast you’ll learn more about Reef Credits project with General Manager Water Carole Sweatman.

 

The CANEGROWERS Herbert River Update, by either the Chair Michael Pisano or Deputy Chair Chris Bosworth, is a fortnightly update highlighting key issues for Herbert growers and sugar industry participants. 

 

The Lower Wet Tropics Soil Health Care Group promotes improved soil health across multiple production systems.

In this podcast you will hear from sugarcane farmer Alan Lynn about why this group was formed, their purpose and what they are doing to promote soil health in the Lower Wet Tropics area.

 

The CANEGROWERS Herbert River Update, by either the Chair Michael Pisano or Deputy Chair Chris Bosworth, is a fortnightly update highlighting key issues for Herbert growers and sugar industry participants. 

 

Dan Galligan is Chief Executive Officer of CANEGROWERS Queensland, a role he has held since 2015.

In this podcast Dan discusses some of the achievements he’s been involved in that have shaped the Australian sugar industry, the key benefits of cane farmers being a member of CANEGROWERS Queensland and how to continue to be more profitable and sustainable into the future.

 

LiquaForce is a delivery partner of the Lower Herbert Water Quality Program. In this podcast you’ll learn more about LandHub with Manager and Agronomist Shannon O’Brien.

 

Paul Schembri is the Chairman of CANEGROWERS Queensland, a role he has held since 2013. He is a member of the CANEGROWERS Policy Council and a Director of CANEGROWERS Mackay. 

In this podcast you will learn about his role and some of the achievements that have shaped the Australian sugar industry and right here in the Herbert River.

 

HCPSL is a delivery partner of the Lower Herbert Water Quality Program. In this podcast you’ll learn more about Project CANE with Extension Agronomist Adam Royle.

 

In this podcast Doctor Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui, an adjunct lecturer at James Cook University, historian and historical consultant, explains how studying for her Phd came about and the historic findings of the Herbert River sugarcane industry.

 

In this episode you’ll hear from Herbert growers and their experiences. Sam Torrisi shares the challenges he faced and the benefits of being Smartcane BMP accredited. 

 


In this episode you’ll hear from Herbert growers and their experiences. Michael Pisano shares the challenges he faced and the benefits of being Smartcane BMP accredited.