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Virtual Bus Tour: Reef Rescue in a high rainfall area


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Cane farming


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Australian Government
Australian Government Reef Programme

Queensland Government Rural Water Use Efficiency Initiative – Irrigation Futures

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Growing sugarcane in the lee of Queensland’s second highest mountain creates challenges but ones that Angle Mustafa has used creativity and innovation to overcome. In an area which gets enormous amounts of rain, land and water management strategies are essential.

His minimum till system includes raking trash off the stools to encourage sprouting. Reef Rescue has helped him purchase a stool splitter and fertiliser box and a new spray rig to reduce the chemical run off from his farm. He’s applied for funding to replace open drains with pipes in sandy beds.


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Last updated: 13 November 2015

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2015) Virtual Bus Tour: Reef Rescue in a high rainfall area, WetlandInfo website, accessed 15 May 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation