Ginger production: Water use efficiency and wastewater management drives innovative wetland treatment solution for a ginger farm
Queensland Wetlands Program
On-ground work, Monitoring, Planning
Case study type
Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study
Buderim Ginger is developing and implementing a Farm Management System (FMS) to manage soil, nutrients, irrigation and weeds to minimise impacts on local wetlands.
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.
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.
Last updated: 26 November 2014
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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 1 August 2017, .