Your soil is a valuable resource. Poor farm layout, high traffic areas and lack of ground cover can lead to soil losses. The high rainfall in the Wet Tropics means that all soil loss cannot be avoided but some measures can be taken to minimise soil loss or capture it to prevent sediments entering waterways and ultimately the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
Managing your Soil
In December 2019 the Queensland Government introduced regulations around practices that need to be implemented to minimise sediment loss on banana farms in Reef Catchments. Read page 5 to find out more about measures required
Fact Sheets/ Case Studies
Going Green in your interrows
Banana Soil Conservation with Darryl Evans
Sediment Management at Gaia’s banana farm