Peter, an innovative farmer from Far North Queensland, has been involved in the banana industry for almost 30 years. In 2010 he established the first banana cableway system in Australia and built state of the art packing facilities.
Peter is continuously working on reducing his farms’ carbon footprint, investing in alternative energy sources, improving soil health and reducing run off.
His investment in soil health led him to establish a commercial compost facility in the Mareeba region, supplying not only his own farms but farms in the local area.
Regular application of his NextGen compost resulted in, reduced water consumption and chemical fertilizer application, increased production, improved fruit quality and a substantial increase in organic carbon.