Soil and Water Management Practices for Blueberry growers in Northern NSW

December 2008 These best management practice guidelines have been developed to guide new and existing blueberry growers in northern NSW. The focus is primarily on natural resource management (NRM) issues in relation to soil and water resources. This BMP primarily targets blueberry growers on steep lands with highly erodable soils in the northern NSW region where high seasonal rainfall is a regular event. However, the general principles will apply equally to other horticultural enterprises with similar intensive systems. Land managers therefore need to consider both the on and off farm effects of their management decisions. The aim is to provide practical guidelines to help growers and land managers develop whole orchard practices that lead to a stable, productive and sustainable system. The systems also have off farm benefits to the wider community such as production of clean waterways and improved soil health and biodiversity.

File Type: pdf
Categories: Blueberry, Irrigation, Soil
Author: Greig Ireland, Philip Wilk