MSF has appointed two Senior Agronomists in their North Coastal mill areas. They will be known to many of you already. Claire Bailey is based in Mulgrave and Michael Porta in South Johnstone with some overlap. Whilst their areas overlap, the majority of their work will be undertaken in their respective mill areas.They may travel to other MSF cane growing areas for short periods.
Their work will focus on assisting growers across a range aspects of cane production where growers seek to make changes for improved profitability and productivity. Variety management, nutrition, weed management/herbicide use, controlled traffic farming, harvest timing and drainage are examples of farming operations where Claire and Michael will work one to one with growers who want to make some changes to improve their profitability and productivity.