Media release: Flagship Cairns trial provides solution to reduce nitrate run-off onto Great Barrier Reef by 15 per cent-plus

27 September 2020

Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC)

A unique pilot project in North Queensland encouraging farmers and marine scientists to cooperate and work more closely together to protect the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef is yielding major dividends and practical solutions.

The Project 25 initiative, funded by the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program through the Cairns-based Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC), aims to significantly reduce the amount of damaging nitrogen fertiliser running off sugarcane farms into the creeks and rivers that flow into the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Read More