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Project Bluewater

Project Bluewater is an on-ground initiative working to improve pesticide use efficiency in the Mackay-Whitsunday and Lower Burdekin region. Throughout 2019 and 2020, specialist Farmacist agronomists have been working with over 140 farms to support sugarcane growers in their chemical choice and application strategies.


The project involves:

  • Tailored, spatially mapped, whole farm pesticide management plans

  • Spray rig assessment and calibrations

  • Advanced spray application and pesticides workshops

  • Support with pesticide application data recording, to comply with legal requirements

  • Grower driven field trials

  • Substantial boom upgrades and weather monitoring equipment

  • Agronomic advice for duration of project

  • Nozzle upgrades and spray water quality analysis

This project is funded through the Australian Government’s Reef Trust in partnership with the Great barrier Reef Foundation and Farmacist Pty Ltd

Project Bluewater is set to run until June 2024. If you would like more information on the project or want to be involved, contact your nearest Farmacist representative.

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