JOHN AND HELEN PASTEGA

Aspired understanding of total gross margin (over crop cycle) variation within block.

Who: John and Helen Pastega

Location: Mackay

Aspired understanding of total gross margin (over crop cycle) variation within block. John and Helen Pastega Archive Trial

Background

John and Helen Pastega were determined to reduce the quantity of chemical applied to their cane, to improve the water quality outcomes and to improve their own sustainability.

Having purchased an air assist sprayer the Pastega’s were keen to understand the required time frame for the reduced chemical costs to cover the capital outlay of the sprayer, and what was the benefit over time relative to initial cost of the sprayer?