Welcome to MAPS

 

MAPS is the main provider of sugarcane advice and extension for Mackay Sugar farmers. We work on most issues including: pests, diseases, weeds, varieties, nutrition, irrigation and harvesting.

Our mission is to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the sugar industry through innovative productivity programs and plant protection services.

NOTICE BOARD

VP Clean Seed Plot is closed for 2019.  

Brendan Rae is the new Productivity Officer for the

North Coast Ph. 0417 326 393

Indiana Zarb is the new BMP Support Officer

Ph: 0439 557 839

OUR SERVICES
  • Advise on culture of sugarcane and beneficial rotation crops.

  • One on one advice and extension with growers on their farms.

  • Supply of approved seed for planting material.

  • Monitor weeds, pests and disease across the district.

  • Identification of pest and disease agents.

  • Provide measures to control weeds, pests and diseases.

  • Assess harvester sugarloss and advise on options to improve efficiency.

  • Conduct trials to help evaluate, develop and demonstrate the latest research findings.

  • Run field days, shed meetings, seminars and bus trips to inform growers.

  • Promote and support Smartcane BMP.

  • Promote and support Reef Programs.

  • Perform machinery inspections. 

MAPS DIRECTORS
  • Frank Perna                      Grower - Chairman

  • Stephen Fordyce              Grower - Vice Chairman

  • Jannik Olejas                    Miller          

  • Paul Manning                    Miller

  • Ross Williams                   Grower

  • Lee Blackburn                   Miller

FIND US

ADDRESS

26135 PEAK DOWNS HWY

TE KOWAI QLD 4740

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

7:00 AM- 4:30 PM

SATURDAY - SUNDAY

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