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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 ...
Long-term profitability of liming to manage soil acidity in sugarcane: Tully, North Queensland.
Management of soil fertility is an important factor influencing the long-term profitability of sugar production systems. In this respect, soil acidification associated with repeated cropping may result in declining ...
Managing soil acidification for sustained profitability in sugarcane farming systems in northern Queensland
The main objective of this paper is to describe a framework to analyse the longer term economic viability of cane farming systems in the wet tropics, with particular emphasis on soil acidity management.
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 ...
Reducing soil physical constraints under sugarcane
This work compared growing sugarcane in 1.5 m rows with 1.8 m dual rows (0.3 m apart) as a strategy to reduce soil physical constraints to sugarcane productivity by matching crop row spacing to equipment track widths. ...
The relationship between root parameters, soil treatment and sugarcane shoot growth in glasshouse experiments
The relationship between root morphological parameters and shoot dry weight was investigated in glasshouse experiments incorporating treatments that affected both shoot and root growth.
Controlled traffic – a perspective from the sugar industry
The sugar industry practices a pseudo form of controlled traffic, in that all harvesting traffic occurs in approximately the same position for a crop cycle (plant crop and 4 ratoons). This process is then repeated for the ...
Tillage and traffic for sustainable sugarcane production
A field trial was conducted with two sucgarcane varieties (Q117,Q138) to determine the effect of zero tillage and subsequent harvest traffic on soil physical properties and sugarcane growth.