About SSP

Sugar Services Proserpine

Core activities and goals

• Enhance the productivity of the Proserpine region sugar industry by increasing the quantity and improving the quality of cane grown 
• Facilitate rapid adoption of appropriate new varieties by providing up to date information to support growers’ decision making 
• Assist growers to manage and control invasive weeds, pests and diseases and to recognise their impacts on farm productivity 
• Assist growers to understand the fundamental importance of good soil health and assist the long term development of appropriate nutrient management plans and practices 
• Assist and encourage growers to develop irrigation systems appropriate to their allocations and entitlements which maximise water efficiency and plant development 
• Provide timely information to growers of potential and impending threats and the development of rapid response strategies in the event of biosecurity outbreaks and incursions 
• Promote a cost effective and efficient cane harvesting and transport system for the Proserpine cane growing region 
• Achieve regional sustainability in the Proserpine region through full utilisation of sugar industry capital 
• Develop useful communication channels to deliver timely and relevant information to support growers’ decision making processes 
• Engage and partner with industry agencies and service providers involved in the production, harvesting, transport and processing of cane

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