Nutrient Management Plan for the Banana Industry
This Nutrient Management Plan, developed by Dr John Armour, is to help growers efficiently manage the nutrient supply to banana plants.
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 for the industry to save money on phosphorus fertiliser. An important additional benefit will be reduced environmental impacts. This is based on the simple fact that ‘the more you add, the more you lose’.
To view a summary of the results of this research click on the PDF below.