Michael and Darren Reinaudo

Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Michael and Darren Reinaudo

Location: Ingham

By having cover crops during the fallow period we are hoping to add organic sources of nutrients to the soil profile which in turn will help produced a good plant cane crop which will follow through for a full crop cycle

By having a cover crop that provides an organic source of nutrients back to the soil profle the grower is hoping to grow a good full plant cane crop. The cover crop will provide enough nutrients to the soil profile and this will hopefully let the grower reduce his chemical fertiliser application in the plant cane crop. Other benefits of having a cover crop are to help reduce erosion during the fallow period and improve soil health in general.