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Report Card 2016—Management practices

Management practices are assessed based on their relative water quality risk. Results show the area managed using best management practice systems for water quality outcomes as at June 2016.

Scoring

A standardised scoring system was developed for each key indicator in the report card. The scoring system is used to assess and communicate progress towards the targets using the following categories.

Results—colour coding
A - Very goodB - GoodC - Moderate
D - PoorE - Very poorND - No data / NA - Not applicable in region

Indicator confidence is based on expert opinion and direct measures of error.

Further details on the scoring system (PDF, 527K) and qualitative confidence rankings for each indicator are outlined in the supporting technical information.

Sugarcane

Confidence indicator

Confidence indicator for Sugarcane: 3 out of 5Area of sugarcane lands managed using best management practice systems as at June 2016.

Target: 90% by 2018.

Region 2015 Result 2016 Result
Great Barrier Reef D 23% D 32%
Cape York NA NA
Wet Tropics D 27% D 33%
Burdekin E 22% E 22%
Mackay Whitsunday D 34% D 36%
Fitzroy NA NA
Burnett Mary D 33% D 35%

Grazing

Confidence indicator

Confidence indicator for Grazing: 2 out of 5Area of grazing lands managed using best management practice systems as at June 2016.

Target: 90% by 2018.

Region 2015 Result 2016 Result
Great Barrier Reef D 36% D 36%
Cape York D 28% D 28%
Wet Tropics D 35% D 35%
Burdekin D 44% D 44%
Mackay Whitsunday D 32% D 33%
Fitzroy D 28% D 29%
Burnett Mary D 42% D 42%

Horticulture

Confidence indicator

Confidence indicator for Horticulture: 2 out of 5Area of horticulture lands managed using best management practice systems as at June 2016.

Target: 90% by 2018.

Region 2015 Result 2016 Result
Great Barrier Reef C 47% C 47%
Cape York ND ND
Wet Tropics (bananas only) C 56% C 62%
Burdekin C 48% C 49%
Mackay Whitsunday ND ND
Fitzroy D 31% D 32%
Burnett Mary C 47% C 48%

Grains

Confidence indicator

Confidence indicator for Grains: 3 out of 5Area of grains managed using best management practice systems at as June 2016.

Target: 90% by 2018.

Region 2015 Result 2016 Result
Great Barrier Reef C 57% C 57%
Cape York NA NA
Wet Tropics NA NA
Burdekin C 57% C 57%
Mackay Whitsunday NA NA
Fitzroy C 56% C 56%
Burnett Mary NA B 74%

Read the detailed Management practice results (PDF, 654K) and methods (PDF, 959K).

Last updated
27 October 2017

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