Record keeping can be an onerous and time-consuming task for growers.
Banana growers need to record fertiliser and chemical usage for food safety accreditation and under the government reef regulations.
The BetterBunch app is a free, easy to use app that has been helping growers since 2016.
The app allows growers to record farming data, including application and calibration schedules for fertilisers and chemicals, weather conditions, irrigation scheduling and planting records.
The app works across your computer, tablet and smartphone and can be used without internet connection in the field.
Laura Smith, Project Officer for Tully-based banana growers Mackays, said “When starting to use the BetterBunch program, Robert Mayers, from Australian Banana Growers’ Council, provided excellent one on one training, with continuous support.
“The app is very user friendly, and produces great reports, especially for the requirements
ABGC is currently reviewing the app to ensure it continues to meet the needs of our industry and is keen to hear from growers who use it and those who do not.
Over the next few weeks, Robert will be talking to growers to gauge their experiences in using the Betterbunch app to make it better for the future.
If you’d like to provide feedback, have any questions or would like to start using BetterBunch please contact Robert on 0447 000 203 or Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org