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

The Victoria Plains Plot is open every Wednesday 7am-12pm, from the 22nd April onward. Varieties for order on trailers are Q208R, Q240, SRA9 and SRA21. Please contact your productivity officer to order by Monday afternoon for collection on Wednesday.

Fall Armyworm Information Sheet 

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

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ADDRESS

26135 PEAK DOWNS HWY

TE KOWAI QLD 4740

POSTAL ADDRESS

PO BOX 117 

MACKAY QLD 4740

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

SATURDAY - SUNDAY

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