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4619.0 - Land Management Practices in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments, Preliminary, 2008-09  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/12/2009  First Issue
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Maps of Land Management Practices

The following maps illustrate some key data from the survey.

Map 1: Sugar Cane - Percentage of holdings growing sugar cane
Map 2: Horticulture - Percentage of holdings engaging in horticulture
Map 3: Broadacre crops and/or cotton - Percentage of holdings engaging in broadacre cropping and/or cotton
Map 4: Beef Cattle Grazing - Percentage of holdings that kept beef cattle
Map 5: Beef Cattle Grazing - Percentage of holdings grazing beef cattle that had riparian areas fully fenced off and alternate waterpoints established
Map 6: Beef Cattle Grazing - Percentage of holdings grazing beef cattle that constructed cattle ramps into creek and river banks to minimise damage
Map 7: Beef Cattle Grazing - Percentage of holdings grazing beef cattle with no rivers or creeks on the holding
Map 8: Beef cattle Grazing - Percentage of holdings grazing beef cattle that controlled stock access to riparian areas
Map 9: Chemical Use - Percentage of holdings that applied herbicides
Map 10: Fertiliser Use - Percentage of holdings that applied fertiliser
Map 11: Sugar Cane - Percentage of holdings growing sugar cane using a hot burn to remove crop residue (trash)


Map 1: Percentage of agricultural holdings growing sugar cane. The catchments with the highest percentage being small catchments close to the coast north from Plane Creek catchment.
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Map 2: Percentage of holdings engaging in horticulture. The catchments with the highest percentage being small catchments scattered along the coast, together with a heavy concentration in the far south of the region.
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Map 3: Percentage of holdings engaging in broadacre cropping and/or cotton. The catchments with the highest percentage being the large sized catchments extending a significant distance inland.
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Map 4: Percentage of holdings that kept beef cattle. The catchments with the highest percentage being the large and mid sized sized catchments in the southern and western part of the total Great Barrier Reef catchment.
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Map 5: Percentage of holdings grazing beef cattle that had riparian areas fully fenced off and alternate waterpoints established. The catchments with the highest percentage are mostly north of Pioneer River, except a few on the coast near Rockhampton.
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Map 6: Percentage of holdings grazing beef cattle constructing cattle ramps into creek and river banks to minimise damage. The catchments with the highest percentage are on the coast south from Rockhampton and around Cairns and Townsville.
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Map 7: Percentage of holdings grazing beef cattle with no rivers or creeks on the holdings. The catchments with the highest percentage being those in the southern half of the surveyed area and two south of Cairns.
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Map 8: Percentage of holdings grazing beef cattle that controlled stock access to riparian areas. The highest percentage catchments are in the northern half of the surveyed area, several catchments with low percentages are near Townsville and Cairns.
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Map 9: Percentage of holdings that applied herbicides. The catchments with the highest percentage being those close to the coast in the northern half of the surveyed area.
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Map 10: Percentage of holdings that applied fertiliser. The catchments with the highest percentage being those close to the coast in the far northern part of the surveyed area.
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Map 11:  Percentage of holdings growing sugar cane using a hot burn to remove crop residue. The catchments with the highest percentage being those just south of Townsville.
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