Irrigation

Factsheets Irrigation scheduling tools: advantages and disadvantages (Growcom) Choosing a soil-water monitoring tool (Growcom) Positioning of soil-water monitoring tools (Growcom) Benchmark - Tensiometers in irrigation Benchmark - Irrigating bananas in North Queensland Videos

Research Projects

Banana root and soil health user’s manual Tony Pattison and Stewart Lindsay, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland READ THE REPORT Water and Nitrogen Balance in Natural and Agricultural Systems in the Wet Tropics of North Queensland: a Review. Keith L. Bristow, Peter J. Thorburn,…

Water Quality Strategy

The strategy The banana industry has a great reputation for adopting environmental best management practices. The majority of growers respect the natural environment and the Great Barrier Reef and understand the impact their farming can have on the quality of water into local catchments.  …

Sediment Management

Factsheets Sediment basins Buffer strips Vegetated swales and drains Constructed (treatment) wetlands Farm run-off treatment systems - toolkit On-farm wetland demonstration Lower Burdekin - Quagliata's Case Study: Jeppesen Farming Company Case Study: De Moleyns Lagoon Above factsheets sourced from Wetland Info Optimise soil retention and…

Nutrient Management

Phosphorus Fertilizer Management Phosphorus fertiliser management of bananas has received little attention in the past. The result is that phosphorus application rates have generally remained unchanged since the 1990s. A recent project run by North Queensland scientists, John Armour and Rob Lait, has examined ways…