Best Management Practices (BMP)

Best Management Practices Project

About the BMP

The Banana Best Management Practices Environmental Guideline  (BMP) is a national research project developed at the request of, and in partnership with, the banana industry.

The BMP was launched at the Banana Industry Congress 2013. It is now available in the following forms:

  • a document. For a copy in pdf form, please click the following link – Banana BMP
  • an online resource. To register for the online version, please go to the registration page.

The project provides:

  • a single point where growers can get information about suggested farming practices
  • a method for banana farms to review their farming practices.

For further information, contact Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Development Horticulturist Tegan Kukulies by emailing: tegan.kukulies@daff.qld.gov.au or by phoning (07) 4220 4152/or  ABGC extension officer Rob Mayers via email on robert.mayers@abgc.org.au or phone 0447 000 203.

Download the BMP

To view and download the Banana Best Management Practices Environmental Guideline (BMP), click the following link: Banana BMP

Register to use the online BMP

By registering you will have access to an online resource. See below for information on how it works. Registration is simple. Just follow this link.

How to use the BMP – a step-by-step video and training instructions

As well as the printable version of the BMP, an online resource is also available.

Naomi King has produced a short video guide to the online BMP. To watch the video, go to http://youtu.be/ZJkOo9bBojo or use the video displayed below.

A document outlining the training instructions can be viewed here: Banana BMP online training instructions

 

Economic benefits of Environmental BMP – Case Studies

Economic assessment of best management practices for banana growing RP140B Initial synthesis report 2016

https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/best-management-practices-for-bananas/resource/6166fb91-d0d3-4090-a0cc-89e36e62e981

The economic impact of Banana Best Management Practice adoption for growers in the Wet Tropics: RP140B Case Study One – Brad Finch –

https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/best-management-practices-for-bananas/resource/88f4a423-7bea-4a5a-bd72-6dba16308178

The economic impact of Banana Best Management Practice adoption for growers in the Wet Tropics: RP140B Case Study Two – Cameron Mackay – Two year fallow period with canola

https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/best-management-practices-for-bananas/resource/f5ec399d-04f0-4973-95ab-92c38caa2d5d

The economic impact of Banana Best Management Practice adoption for growers in the Wet Tropics: RP140B Case Study Three – Gavin Devaney – grassed inter-rows, stabilised roadways, laser levelling and sediment traps

https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/best-management-practices-for-bananas/resource/9ab24ddf-3d94-41f8-bbb7-881fbf975e76

Infographic – Improving profitability with Banana Best Management Practices – A summary of all three case studies

https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/best-management-practices-for-bananas/resource/0215539c-4c0b-4032-b5bf-4dfabec6b2d4

 

Extra information

For additional information related to the project, please see: