WHERE: Banapan Citrus, 16399 Burnett Highway Gayndah
WHEN: Wednesday 8 October 2008
TIME: 2pm to 5pm
RSVP: Monday 6 October on 07 41532555
PRICE: FREE (Funded by BCCA)
Growers can check out the benefits of a range of farm management improvements made on farms in the Gayndah and Mundubbera district, at a FREE workshop on Wednesday 8 October.
Eight fruit growers in the Gayndah and Mundubbera region were each offered a financial incentive of $3550 to spend on the improvements under a program offered by the Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA).
Projects included: upgrading irrigation systems, installing soil moisture monitoring probes, laying mulch under trees, installing pressurised fertigation systems and trialling mixes of composted feedlot manures and brown coal as soil conditioners.
The four growers in Gayndah and four in Mundubbera took part in workshops to benchmark their current management practices against industry best practice using Growcom’s Farm Management Systems (RMS) water and soil/nutrient risk assessment tool. After identifying areas for farm practice improvement on their farms. each grower was offered the inancial incentive to spend on improvements.
Workshop Topics Coverd
- The benefits of soil moisture monitoring
- Irrigation distribution uniformity assessments for improved crop watering
- How Growcom’s FMS risk assessment modules work to improve farm management practices