Best Management Practices (BMP)

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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: or by phoning (07) 4220 4152/or one of ABGC’s extension officers: 

  • Kathryn Dryden e: p: 0447 000 203
  • Tam Peressini e: p: 0418 692 449

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 or use the video displayed below.

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

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Economic benefits of BMP

Economic assessment of BMPs for banana growing (RP140B): Case Studies, Technical Report and Adoption Report

Initial Synthesis Report 2016: provides a project overview and a literature review for banana BMP economics.


Case Study One: Brad Finch – laser levelling, contouring, gravel stabilisation of roads.


Case Study Two: Cameron Mackay – two year fallow period with canola.


Case Study Three: Gavin Devaney – grassed inter-rows, stabilised roadways, sediment traps.


Case Study Infographic: A summary of all three case studies.


Technical Report 2017: presents the methodology and findings of the representative economic study.


Adoption Innovation Profile Report 2018: report on the perceived key characteristics of BMPs.


Final Synthesis Report 2018: collates information from all the project outputs.



Extra information

For additional information related to the project, please see: