MAPS APPROVED SEED PLOTS

VICTORIA PLAINS PLOT IS OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM APRIL 22ND - 7AM TO 12PM

Varieties Available: 

  • KQ228

  • Q183

  • Q208

  • Q208R

  • Q240

  • Q250

  • Q253

  • SRA9

  • SRA12

  • SRA13

  • SRA21

  • SRA22

  • SP80

Varieties available for order on trailers:

  • Q208R

  • Q240

  • SRA9

  • SRA21

Please order by Monday afternoon for collection on Wednesday. 

Finch Hatton and North Coast clean seed plots open by appointment only. 

Finch Hatton contact Ian Marais Ph. 0417 326 669

North Coast contact Brendan Rae Ph. 0417 326 393

MAPS are planning on distributing billets from the Finch Hatton and Calen plots mid to end of July, could you please contact Ian and/or Brendan with expressions of interest so this can be organised. 

For further information and inquires please contact your productivity officer.

TRANSPORT

GUIDELINES FOR GROWERS WISHING TO BRING THEIR OWN TRAILERS ONTO THE MAPS FARM

The Farmer Acknowledgement is a basic document concerning the acknowledgement that when accessing MAPS Approved Seed Plots with his/her own planter trailer/s, the Farmer will ensure:

 

  • All the equipment, including the planter trailer/s, is free of cane plant material, weeds and soil when entering the plot.

  • The planter trailer/s are transported on a registered vehicle (they must not be towed unless tractor is registered, safety chain is used and functioning lights are attached to the trailer).

  • He/she is responsible for taking the trailer/s off and putting them back on their transport. This may include safe use of the MAPS loading/unloading ramp. A designated area for low-loaders is provided.

  • The planter trailer/s must be in sound condition and not pose a safety risk to those cutting the plants (MAPS reserves the right to refuse to fill any trailer that is deemed unsafe).

  • Once the planter trailer/s is loaded with cane stalks by MAPS, that the cane is secured to the trailer/s. (Note: only one variety is allowable per trailer).

  • Loaded planter trailer/s are placed on the registered vehicle and secured in a way so they do not become unstable, move or fall off the transport.

  • Loads do not exceed vehicle mass or dimension limits.

Whilst reasonable care and skill has been taken in the drafting of this document, Mackay Area  Productivity Services or their servants, agents or associated entities do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage arising out of the use of this document.

 

If the document is agreed, it should be completed and two (2) copies signed by MAPS and the Farmer and each provided with a signed copy.

The document will also be available at the plots.