Episode 3 with Chris O’Kane

EPISODE 3

Chris O’Kane – East Feluga Cane Farmer

17 NOVEMBER 2020

Chris O’Kane is a third-generation cane farmer and looking after the land is in his blood. His late father Bernie was a true innovator and “wasn’t afraid to try new things.”

He’s a forward thinker too – “the farming techniques we’re doing now will leave the farm in a better condition for our children.”

Following in their father’s footsteps, Chris and his brother Michael have designed equipment to improve efficiency and production and brew their own microbes on site.

Hear about their fallow trials, what’s in their special fallow mix and why they’re putting soil health at the forefront of their farming practices as part of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project.

LISTEN HERE

RELATED NEWS

Water quality monitoring funding

Water quality monitoring funding

Water Template 1 MIP
A $3 million injection to continue Tully and Johnstone catchment sampling...
Read More
Landscape wetland trial on Tully Sugar Ltd cane farm

Landscape wetland trial on Tully Sugar Ltd cane farm

Soil Water Template 1 MIP
Monitoring data shows it's improving water quality
Read More
WTMIP trials help inform new bioreactor guidelines

WTMIP trials help inform new bioreactor guidelines

Soil Water Template 1 MIP
Woodchip filled trenches improving water quality
Read More
1 2 3 7

Leave a Comment