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Pathways to water quality improvements in the Myrtle Creek sub catchment (EHP17066)

The project contributes to Reef Plan objectives to reduce nitrogen run-off by 80%, and achieve at least 60% reduction in pesticides by 2025. Specifically, the project will contribute towards achieving the 70% reduction of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) and in meeting the 99% species protection threshold for pesticides, in this sub-catchment within the Proserpine region.

The Pathways to Water Quality Improvement in the Myrtle Creek sub-catchment project is funded by the Queensland Government’s Reef Water Quality Program and delivered by Sugar Research Australia and Sugar Services Proserpine.

Project date

3 Jan 2018-30 May 2020
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Principal investigator

Brad Pfeffer

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Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

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    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body, Research service providers

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