This week, BCCA continued to grow its project base to include the grains industry, after running a full workshop together with QPI&F extension officers taking grain growers through the recently developed Grains BMP.

The Grains BMP was put together by QPI&F together with AgForce and Fitzroy Basin Association and BCCA saw an opportunity to present this to the willing participants from Kingaroy and surrounds.  The group were some of the first to try the online version of the Grains BMP (available here).  Local BGA AgriServices agronomists, Ian Crossthwaite and Damien Sippel joined in and will be able to assist landholders further.

Participants in the Kingaroy workshop qualified for a small grant under the ‘Better Catchments‘ program that will be put towards something that will improve soil management on their property.  Two participants have already got their projects in, one will be putting the funding toward modifying their planting equipment to become zero till operators and another to upgrade their GPS system for more accurate controlled traffic.

We’re very pleased to see such eager uptake of this sort of project.

Stay tuned for more information about up and coming workshops and funding opportunities!!

Photo: BCCA extension officer, Leeanne Witcher and grower Stewart Hansen from the South Burnett get to work on the online version of the Grains BMP.

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