The Puglisi cane and cocoa operation near Mossman recently added to their raft of sustainable farm technologies and practices a tourism venture called Sweet Farm Tours. In this segment, the Puglisi's open the gate and show us around their farm, business and tourism venture. As some of the first growers through the sugarcane industry's newly released best management program, Smartcane BMP, they are actively promoting growers to get on board, describing it as an extremely valuable program to identify opportunities for tweaking improvements on farm, showing the community we are doing the right thing and showing the world our farms and sugar are world-class.
CANEGROWERS Chairman Paul Schembri is leading by example. The Mackay farms he works with his brother Joe have been accredited under the industry best management practice program Smartcane BMP. He's now out to boost the number of growers moving through the program to help spread the message to the community and key sugar markets about the work farmers are doing to protect the Great Barrier Reef.