Sugar Cane Cropping and Wetlands
In many areas, wetlands have been impacted by sugar cane agriculture. However, cane and the conservation of wetland areas are not mutually exclusive.
Sugar cane farms can be managed in ways which minimise impacts on wetlands and waterways. Retention of riparian vegetation around wetlands minimises sediment input to watercourses reducing the build-up of flood-worsening blockages in streams. Sediment capture by wetlands also reduces the export of pesticides, which often bind to sediment particles.
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