Welcome to Burdekin Productivity Services
Our aim is to give you informative tools to assist you to grow better cane, and also to provide improved access to related information from other websites so that your only port of call when looking for information to solve your pest and disease issues is to visit our site.
Our aim is to address the three key pillars that we show proudly in our logo:
A productive growing community, leads to a profitable community, which ensures the future sustainability of the industry.
Burdekin Productivity Services was established in February 2004 after the three existing Pest & Disease Control Boards merged. We continue to build and improve the services we provide to members to ensure that you receive the latest information and value for your membership levy.
Burdekin Productivity Services is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee which is funded jointly by sugar cane growers and Wilmar Sugar. Growers can join through voluntary membership on a cents per tonne harvested basis, and Wilmar Sugar who matches the grower contribution.
Our core business focuses on reducing the impacts to industry from pests and diseases. One of the most important parts of our job is to ensure all growers plant approved seedcane, which we distribute via our 6 distribution plots, as it reduces disease outbreaks and minimises the spread of diseases and pest incursions across the district.
Bio-Security is also high on our agenda with both plant and machinery movement having the potential to have detrimental effects to the Burdekin sugar industry if a lapse occurs. All growers are strongly encouraged to visit our section on Machinery Movement which provides information and the steps that need to be followed when moving machinery between Pest Quarantine Areas (PQA)
If you wish to see the profiles of our current board members, please visit our visit our directors profiles page.
If you wish to contact one of our staff please visit our contact us page.
Staff profiles can be viewed at our BPS Staff page.
All members are encouraged to visit our office at 210 Old Clare Road or contact us if they want to report or obtain advice on any matter related to sugar cane growing.