Managing Your Nutrients
The addition of fertiliser in either organic or inorganic forms is essential for sustainable and productive agriculture. However, incorrectly applied fertilisers can degrade soil, groundwater, water courses and reefs. Good nutrient practices must maintain productivity while preventing or minimising off-target impacts.
In December 2019, the Queensland Government introduced regulations for the use of nitrogen and phosphorous on banana farms in Reef catchments. Read the resources below to find out more.
Factsheets/ Case Studies
Save money on phosphorus fertiliser (a summary of results from a research project by John Armour and Rob Lait).
Testing your fertigation system (ABGC)
Banana Nutrition with Sellars Bananas
Water for Profit Case Study – Charles Camuglia, Fresh Yellow
Water for Profit Case Study: Craig Van Rooyen Bundaberg
Water for Profit Case Study – Austchili Bundaberg