The management practice adoption component of the Paddock to Reef program develops rigorous estimates of management practice benchmarks and change for the major agricultural industries of the reef catchments—sugarcane, grazing, horticulture, grains and dairy.
The adoption of improved management practices is reported using industry and regional specific management practice frameworks (water quality risk frameworks).
Practices are ranked from lowest risk (innovative practices that have the lowest water quality risk) to high risk (superseded practices that have the highest water quality risk) for sugarcane, horticulture and grains. They are ranked from very low soil erosion and water quality risk to moderate-to-high soil erosion and water quality risk for grazing. More details are available in the water quality risk frameworks.