Transforming Agriculture in the Burdekin
BPS works with growers to address productivity, profitability and sustainability in sugar cane systems. Our website will give you informative tools and provide improved access to related information from other websites.
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 minimising the impacts to industry from pest and disease, improved variety management and delivering high quality agronomic extension services. One of the key components of our services is to ensure all growers have access to approved seed cane, 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.
Biosecurity is also a high priority with both plant and machinery movement having the potential to spread pest and disease. BPS offers inspection services, visit the Machinery Movement tab for more information.