MAPS APPROVED CLEAN SEED PLOTS
VICTORIA PLAINS PLOT IS OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM JUNE 22ND 2022 - 7AM TO 12PM
Finch Hatton, North Coast & Racecourse clean seed plots open by appointment only.
MAPS are planning on distributing billets from Victoria Plains, Calen, Pioneer Valley and Racecourse areas after all plots have been thoroughly checked for pest and disease. This will be communicated with growers through text messages and the cost will remain at $66/tonne, with growers providing their own tipper bin transport.
For further information and inquires please contact your productivity officer.
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.