Better Farming Brighter Future

Monsanto Grants Towards BMP Certification

Resources
For more information on myBMP visit:
- www.mybmp.com.au
- www.cottonaustralia.com.au
 

Monsanto is dedicated to developing the solutions to make agriculture more sustainable. Which is why we are proud to support the Australian cotton industry’s myBMP program.

myBMP demonstrates the industry’s commitment to sustainability and best management practices.

We are offering Australian cotton farmers one $2,000* ex GST grant per audit in recognition of the achievement in becoming myBMP certified.

The Better Farming Brighter Future grants are available to all cotton farmers who undertake an audit and complete myBMP certification of their operation by 31 December 2017.

What is MyBMP?

myBMP is a voluntary farm and environmental management system which provides self-assessment mechanisms, practical tools and auditing processes helping Australian cotton to be produced according to best practice. The original BMP program began in 1997 and was reviewed and redeveloped in 2006-07 with the new online myBMP system re-launched in 2010.

myBMP is the industry’s best management practice system that helps growers improve on-farm production. The program helps farmers manage risk as well as improve the community’s recognition of their responsible use of natural resources. Through myBMP, all Australian cotton growers have a resource bank to access the industry’s best practice standards, which are fully supported by scientific research and development, resources and technical support.

myBMP is the result of industry wide consultation with growers, researchers and industry bodies, taking into consideration the requirements of the cotton industry now and into the future. The initiative is supported by the Cotton Research Development Corporation (CRDC), CottonInfo and Cotton Australia.

Getting started in myBMP is easy:

1. Visit the myBMP homepage at www.mybmp.com.au
2. Click on the Register Now button
3. Choose your registration type
4.
Fill in the registration contact details
5.
Read and accept the terms of use
6.
Complete the New Account details by including your user name (email address) and set your password

Following registration, the myBMP administration office will complete your registration, giving access to myBMP.  They will also contact you to confirm the details including linking businesses and farms if required and offer over the phone training on how to use and get the best out of the myBMP program.

myBMP is a voluntary industry Best Practice program freely available to all Australian cotton growers.  The myBMP program allows growers to choose the most appropriate level of participation in myBMP.

Growers have the option to use myBMP in the following ways:

1. As an information source to get access to industry information, tools and resources
2. C
reate and conduct an online farm self-assessment against industry standards
3.
Achieve myBMP Accreditation by completing the farm self-assessment to Level 2 and completing a myBMP audit

How will I receive my grant?

Successfully completing an audit is the final step in achieving myBMP certification.

 Grants will be paid as a reimbursement against the TSP technology fee invoice following confirmation from the myBMP Audit Office that certification has been achieved.  Growers do not need to apply for a grant separately.

For information on how to get registered, start a farm self-assessment or prepare for an audit, contact the myBMP Audit Office directly on 1800 COTTON (1800 268 866) or by emailing  admin@mybmp.com.au.

Download a copy of the Terms and Conditions.

Need more information?

Should you have any questions on the Better Farming Brighter Future grants you can contact your local Monsanto Regional Business Manager.