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.
The MAPS/SRA field day has been postponed due to the wet weather, the new date Thursday 2nd June, 2-5pm.
Catch up with MAPS and SRA staff to see new varieties and learn about how they can benefit your business.
Visit exhibits from other industry representatives who will be onsite.
Sausage sizzle provided throughout the afternoon.
Using Delta T for Assessing Spraying Conditions
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.
Frank Perna Grower - Chairman
Stephen Fordyce Grower
Markus Reiners Miller
Ross Williams Grower
Lee Blackburn Miller - Vice Chairman
26135 PEAK DOWNS HWY
ALEXANDRA QLD 4740
PO BOX 117
MACKAY QLD 4740
MONDAY - FRIDAY
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SATURDAY - SUNDAY