14 May 2019
This event, organised by with support from had a packed agenda and attracted around 100 growers, planners and government policy-makers from across Australia – Etheridge Shire is in midst of agricultural expansion, with cropping at Strathmore and Forest Home Stations, and planning underway for the Green Hills dam on the Gilbert River.
Associate Professor Smart presented an update on the , a project led by Professor Michele Burford ( here quantify thresholds for river flow and likely Gulf prawn catches).
Lyndal Scobell, the Hub’s Queensland Regional Research Coordinator, also provided an overview of the Hub and other relevant Hub research. Organiser, agricultural consultant and Hub Steering Committee member Ian Baker said Jim’s presentation ‘hit the spot’ with growers, and that more alliances must be built between farmers and environmental research.
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