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.


The North Queensland banana industry Water Quality Strategy 2017-2020 has been written with a focus on extension and working with growers to help them improve their adoption of nutrient and sediment management practices.

Additional resources

Improved Practices Catalogue (QLD Gov)https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/environment/sustainable-agriculture/improved-practices-catalogue/bananas
Farming in Reef Catchments (QLD Gov)https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/agriculture/sustainable-farming/reef
Water quality in the Great Barrier Reef (GBRMPA)http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/managing-the-reef/how-the-reefs-managed/water-quality-in-the-great-barrier-reef