International Sugar Journal

Profitability and environmental implications when growers transition to best management practices* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been developed on the basis that they are perceived to be beneficial for production and the environment. However research that holistically examines the economic and environmental implications of BMP adoption using ‘real-farm’ case studies is limited. The aim of this work was to evaluate the farm profitability and life cycle environmental implications of BMP adoption by six sugarcane growers in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland. Economic, biophysical and farm management data before and after BMP adoption were supplied by participating growers and used in the Farm Economic Analysis Tool (FEAT) and Cane…

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