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Innisfail board proves its water quality credentials
Innisfail board proves its water quality credentials
All five members of the CANEGROWERS Innisfail Board have achieved Smartcane BMP accreditation, the first CANEGROWERS district to achieve this.
Faster and easier BMP accreditation audits
Faster and easier BMP accreditation audits
Farm visits by Smartcane BMP’s team of industry auditors are streamlining the accreditation process for busy cane growers. An audit is an independent assessment…
Tableland growers show BMP fits all sizes
Tableland growers show BMP fits all sizes
Rajinder Singh, Claude Santucci and John Dixon represent very different farming operations – a large family-owned farm business, a smaller family farm and the…
Changing the public perception of cane farming
Changing the public perception of cane farming
Having completed the three core modules of Smartcane BMP, Cairns Region grower Stephen Calcagno wants the public to get a new understanding of the…
BMP helps grower track inputs
BMP helps grower track inputs
In October 2015 Neil Kingston took up the challenge to gain Smartcane BMP accreditation for his farming operation at Cordalba and over several months…
Accreditation secures a farming future
Accreditation secures a farming future
More than half of Queensland’s sugarcane production area is now benchmarked in the Smartcane BMP program with hundreds of farms moving towards accreditation to…
BMP drives greater farm efficiency
BMP drives greater farm efficiency
Efficiency gains for improved productivity have come hand in hand with environmental sustainability for Innisfail farmers Morrie and Jeanette Spina. They’ve recently been accredited…
BMP: pathway to a prosperous future
BMP: pathway to a prosperous future
Damien and Jodie Borg are relatively new to the lifestyle and business of cane farming as independent adults and as such, they are planning…
Herbert grower proves a point with BMP
Herbert grower proves a point with BMP
Herbert River district grower Frank Russo believes he’s defied industry critics who labelled cane farmers ‘dinosaurs’ by gaining best practice accreditation in the three…
Mackay growers show BMP fits all farms
Mackay growers show BMP fits all farms
Two recently accredited Mackay growers have shown that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach in the sugarcane industry’s best management practice program,…
Northern growers achieve Smartcane accreditation
Northern growers achieve Smartcane accreditation
A CANEGROWERS policy council member who wants to silence the cane industry’s critics and a relatively new grower are the latest farmers to be…
My journey through Smartcane BMP
My journey through Smartcane BMP
When the industry-developed and managed Smartcane BMP (Best Management Practice) program first came into operation, I knew it would be a great alternative for…
First farmer accredited in three key BMP modules
First farmer accredited in three key BMP modules
A spell of wet weather prompted Michael Pisano to become the first cane grower to be accredited in the three key Smartcane BMP modules.
Milestone planting in a Mackay cane field
Milestone planting in a Mackay cane field
A third generation Mackay cane grower has become the first in Australia to receive accreditation in the new industry best practices farm program, Smartcane…
Industry unites at Smartcane BMP launch
Industry unites at Smartcane BMP launch
It’s not often that you will see all the stakeholder groups across an industry unite in support of a program, but that’s exactly what…