Adrian Darveniza

Region: Wet Tropics

Region: South Johnstone

Size of Property: 266ha

Years of Farming: 10 years

Early planting

Adrian’s commitment to leave the farm in as good a position as possible, both financially and environmentally, means putting in a lot of effort now. His most recent trial is considered ground-breaking, thanks to friable soils. “Essentially the trial was started to see whether early planting would produce a production lift, many growers in the region have moved away from early planting. We’ve also done some other trials in the same area with a way disc for a minimum tillage trial, spraying the cane out to plant beans that grew really quickly.”