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

MAPS Victoria Plains Plot is now OPEN for 2021. Please contact your productivity officer for details. 

Check out the new MAPS legume planter!

Mackay Sugar Maturity Results 2021

Using Delta T for Assessing Spraying Conditions

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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

  • Markus Reiners                 Miller          

  • Paul Manning                    Miller

  • Ross Williams                   Grower

  • Lee Blackburn                   Miller

FIND US

ADDRESS

26135 PEAK DOWNS HWY

ALEXANDRA QSLD 4740

POSTAL ADDRESS

PO BOX 117 

MACKAY QLD 4740

PHONE

0419 763 192

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

SATURDAY - SUNDAY

CLOSED

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