Chris Condon

Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Chris Condon

Location: Tully

A case study around change of farming systems

Chris and Neville, have been growing cane for approximately 15 years in the Tully region as a mixed farming operation with cattle.

After observing results through Catalyst and from Mario Raccanello and Ray Zamora, they have decided to further explore the use of biofertilizers and evaluate the cost and the practicality in implementing a new farming system. The new farming system will incorporate the use of multiple species in the fallows, and the possibility of grazing the fallows with cattle, prior to returning it to sugarcane, and the use of 4 day biology brews and biofertilizers to reduce the amount of nitrogen applied to the sugarcane crop.