Through Project Pioneer, producers gained knowledge to better understand soil health, ecology and best practice operational methods, to improve the condition of their land.

of erosion being treated through Project Pioneer

increased their use of feed budgeting and recording pasture data

graziers boosted paddock spelling and rotation

erosion structures installed

This graph demonstrates land condition across 32 properties which were assessed in both 2019 and 2020. The amount of land in condition A and B increased from 57% to 63%, while land in condition C and D decreased from 43% to 37% over the 12 month period, indicating a positive shift in a short timeframe. The participants whose properties were assessed, commenced Project Pioneer in 2019.

Fixed point photo: The Booths property in 2019 vs 2020.

Project Pioneer is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The project is delivered by RCS with support from WWF, Maia Technology, Farm Map 4D and CQUniversity.

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