6-8 August, 2025
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Michael Russo

Country: Farmer, Marlin Blue
Michael Russo

Michael Russo is a third-generation banana farmer from Mourilyan. Along with his mother and father they operate a 200ha banana plantation Trading as Marlin Blue Pty Ltd. Michael has been farming for 20 years and for several years has taken control of the management of the farm, introducing irrigation automation and control on his banana farm.

Michael advocates for soil health and continuously seeks to improve his sustainable footprint. He has also worked alongside HTM Complete in developing the Digital Banana Platform with a digital clicker for bell injecting, bagging, and harvesting. The platform has been a valuable tool for making management decisions on his farm.

Michael can be contacted at michael@marlinblue.com.au.

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