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.

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

ALEXANDRA QSLD 4740

POSTAL ADDRESS

PO BOX 117 

MACKAY QLD 4740

PHONE

(07) 4963 6830

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

SATURDAY - SUNDAY

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