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Sugarcane and soil acidity – why we should be worried?
Production systems which promote soil acidification are unsustainable in terms of the maintenance of the soil resource. Potential mechanisms of acidification are discussed with respect to proton generating reactions and ...
Is lime doing what we want it to?
This paper explores the implications of these results and identifies other indicators that might promote a better understanding and more targeted use of liming products by the sugar industry and by Queenslands' other ...
'SCAMP' and SafeGauge for Nutrients': Two new decision support tools for minimising off-site movement of nutrients.
The Six Easy Steps approach to nutrient management in the sugar industry makes soil-specific nutrient recommendations and identifies appropriate management strategies by taking account of differences in key properties of ...
Concepts and value of the nitrogen guidelines contained in the Australian sugar industry's 'SIX EASY STEPS'nutrient management program.
The paper summarises the alternative N management strategies that occur within the Australian sugar industry. It describes best-practice nutrient management and the concepts that underpin the SIX EASY STEPS program, and ...
Monitoring water quality on farms: The Herbert water quality monitoring project
The Herbert Water Quality Monitoring project was established with the aim of establishing a network of water quality monitoring sites in small catchments within the Herbert cane area and where growers were given the ...
'SCAMP' and 'SAFEGAUGE FOR NUTRIENTS': two new decision support tools for minimising off-site movement of nutrients
Minimising the off-site movement of nutrients from sugarcane blocks is a priority management issue both from a productivity and an environmental viewpoint. The Six Easy Steps approach to nutrient management in the sugar ...
A comparison of 12-month sugarcane crop production between north Queensland and northern New South Wales
Climate has a major impact on sugarcane productivity but little quantitative information is available on its impact in widely contrasting locations in the Australian sugar industry. The impact of temperature and solar ...
Use of replicated strip-trials for demonstrating the effectiveness of different nutrient management strategies for sugarcane
THE SIX EASY STEPS program is aimed at the adoption of sustainable nutrient management on-farm.
Opportunities for improving the efficiency of use of nitrogen fertiliser in the Australian sugar industry
The recent implementation of controls by the Queensland Government regulating the amount of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) fertiliser that can be applied to sugarcane crops in north Queensland are aimed at protecting the ...