Tropical agriculture

Our primary producers are amongst some of the most progressive and innovative in the world. Tropical agriculture is very different to the familar traditions of temperate regions.  Our growers contributed a gross value of production (GVP) of over $404 million to the Tablelands economy for the 2010/11 financial year. Tree crop industries, valued at $220 million, are the largest component of the Tablelands agriculture sector. Field crops ($90 million), animal industries ($79 million) and lifestyle horticulture ($15 million) also contributed significantly to the local economy. (TRC report)

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group's projects and activities are aimed at supporting innovation and best practice in the sector. We deliver projects across the entire region, and we also have a range of on-farm services that we provide under a commercial-in-confidence arrangement to meet specific grower aspirations.

Centre pivotOur project of direct engagement with primary producers in various horticultural enterprises throughout the region.
Status: Active
Trevor man-handling logger cageHow and where we are monitoring the health of our irrigated land and local rivers and streams
Status: Active
Regional skills development is being delivered to ensure we have the best skilled people available for the region. Our funding partners are committed to local professional development.
Status: Active
REPLACEAddressing the NRM and productivity issues of soil fertility decline, soil organic carbon loss, water quality detriment and erosion in Central and Northern QLD.
Status: Active
Property mapKeeping our region at the cutting edge with Geospatial technologies, GIS, property mapping, precision agriculture and surveying
Status: Active
18 Jan 2017
Skybury- taken by NG

Skybury Coffee Plantation: Farm Water Management

Farming Futures in FNQ

Delivering healthy, productive & resilient agricultural landscapes.

23 Dec 2016
The Northern Gulf community is invited to apply for grants related to sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. Deadline: 10 Feb 2017. Read more!
11 May 2015
Picture: From left Michael Scobie (USQ), Geoff Mammino (PIMS) & Pat Daley talking efficient energy use.
“Thousands of dollars can be saved through efficient irrigation” was the take home message from the recent irrigation workshop delivered in Mareeba on the 13th and 14th of April 2015 by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group.
31 Mar 2015
Calculating energy use
Irrigation is an expensive business. If you are in the irrigation business, NGRMG is offering a government and industry funded course designed to reduce energy costs and improve water use.
21 Jan 2015
Soil variation can greatly effect crop growth and land management
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Podcast with Skybury Development Manager, Paul Fagg

Jan 2017 Efficient Farming Project Presentations Agriculture

Podcast with Skybury Farm Manager, Mark MacLaughlin

Jan 2017 Efficient Farming Project Presentations Agriculture

Queensland interim water meter standard for non-urban metering

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Design irrigation system capacity

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

How to become a certified irrigation agronomist

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

How to calculate cost of pumping

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Northern irrigation skills development workshop April 2015

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Presentations Agriculture

Irrigation scheduling calculator

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Centre pivot checklist

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Steps to design Centre pivot & lateral move systems

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Commissioning Expectations Centre Pivot & Lateral Move

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Solid Set Spray system checklist

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Check List for under tree spray system

Apr 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Pump Test Procedure Check List

Mar 2015 Efficient Farming Project Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture, Capacity building, Education, Skills and professional development

Planning an irrigation system

Feb 2015 Efficient Farming Project, Regional Skills Development Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture, Capacity building

Efficient Farming Program: Activity Report (2014)

Dec 2014 Efficient Farming Project Project Reports Agriculture, Soil health

Keyline ploughing

Mar 2013 Efficient Farming Project, Grazing Land Management, Intensive Resource Mapping Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture, Nutrient management, Soil health

EM-38 Ground Conductivity Meter Fact Sheet

Feb 2013 Efficient Farming Project, Intensive Resource Mapping Guides & Fact Sheets Agriculture

Mapping paddock variability

Jan 2009 Intensive Resource Mapping Project Reports Agriculture