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Virtual Bus Tour: Puglisi sustainable sugar & cocoa farming & tourism

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Cane farming

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Australian Government Reef Programme


Queensland Government Rural Water Use Efficiency Initiative – Irrigation Futures

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The Puglisi cane and cocoa operation near Mossman recently added a tourism venture called Sweet Farm Tours to their raft of sustainable farm technologies and practices. In this segment of the virtual bus tour, the Puglisi’s show visitors around their farm, business and tourism venture. As some of the first growers through the sugarcane industry’s newly released best management program, Smartcane BMP, they are actively promoting growers to get ‘on board’. They describe the program as extremely valuable in identifying opportunities for tweaking improvements on farm, and for showing the community that their farms and sugar are world class.
Growing sugarcane in the lee of Queensland’s second highest mountain creates challenges, but ones that Angle Mustafa has overcome by using creativity and innovation. In an area that receives enormous amounts of rain, land and water management strategies are essential.

Angle Mustafa’s minimum till system includes raking trash off the stools to encourage sprouting. Reef Rescue has helped him purchase a stool splitter and fertiliser box and a new spray rig to reduce the chemical run-off from his farm. He has applied for funding to replace open drains with pipes in sandy beds.

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Last updated: 13 November 2015

This page should be cited as:

Virtual Bus Tour: Puglisi sustainable sugar & cocoa farming & tourism, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/virtual-bus-tour-puglisi-sustainable-sugar-cocoa-farming-tourism-9eb0/>.

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