Case Study: Bananas—Nurturing the soil and neighbouring wetlands on a banana farm in the Wet Tropics
Queensland Wetlands Program
On-ground work, Planning
Case study type
Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study
Gaia Farm is bordered by Cowley and Liverpool Creek in the Wet Tropics. Gaia Farm developed and implemented a Farm Management System to improve their farming practices by using fewer chemicals, targeting nutrients to meet plant needs, minimising run-off, and promoting good groundcover and healthier soils that absorb and retain moisture and nutrients.
The improved management practices will ensure that:
Gaia Farm focused on improving soil nutrition and plant health to fight disease. Increased soil organic matter and reduced chemical use provides a suitable soil environment beneficial for microbes and other fauna that control pests and disease.
Last updated: 16 May 2015
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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Case Study: Bananas—Nurturing the soil and neighbouring wetlands on a banana farm in the Wet Tropics, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/case-study-bananas-nurturing-the-soil-and-neighbouring-wetlands-on-a-banana-farm-4c10/