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Ginger production: Water use efficiency and wastewater management drives innovative wetland treatment solution for a ginger farm

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Wetlands Program

Growcom

Buderim Ginger

Industries

Other

Activities

On-ground work, Monitoring, Planning

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

(not documented)

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

Ongoing

Summary

Buderim Ginger is developing and implementing a Farm Management System (FMS) to manage soil, nutrients, irrigation and weeds to minimise impacts on local wetlands.

Benefits

Better irrigation and nutrient management has reduced the amount of fertiliser used and increases productivity. Maintaining riparian vegetation benefits horticulturists by providing buffers and bank stability as well as improving crop performance.

Lesson

Tensiometers can be used measure soil moisture and allow irrigation to be tailored to the needs of the crop, saving water while reducing nutrient losses that can result from over watering.

Reference ID

Ginger production

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Ginger production: Water use efficiency and wastewater management drives innovative wetland treatment solution for a ginger farm, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 12 September 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/ginger-production-water-use-efficiency-and-wastewater-management-drives-5c44/>.

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