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 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.
Current highest testing varieties:
Q183: 12.65% CCS, 85.72% purity
Q208: 13.36% CCS, 86.39% purity
Q240: 14.59% CCS, 89.08% purity
MAPS are planning on distributing billets from the Finch Hatton and Calen clean seed plots at the end July. Could you please contact Ian and/or Brendan with expressions of interest so this can be organised.
Finch Hatton contact Ian Marais Ph. 0417 326 669
North Coast contact Brendan Rae Ph. 0417 326 393
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 - Vice Chairman
Jannik Olejas Miller
Paul Manning Miller
Ross Williams Grower
Lee Blackburn Miller
26135 PEAK DOWNS HWY
TE KOWAI QLD 4740
PO BOX 117
MACKAY QLD 4740
MONDAY - FRIDAY
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SATURDAY - SUNDAY