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A quantitative genetics approach to nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane
The economic and environmental consequences of inefficient use of nitrogen (N) fertiliser in agricultural crops is of concern worldwide, so new crop varieties with improved nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) are sought.
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 ...
Improving soybean and nitrogen management in sugar cane systems in subtropical NSW
Some sugar cane growers are not fully realising the economic benefit of soybean crops to their cane production systems or the environmental benefit through minimising the use of N fertilisers. This paper reports on the ...
Quantifying spatial movement of the greyback cane beetle in the sugarcane landscape: data available and research needs.
This paper presents data and information currently available on the ecology of the greyback beetle and proposes several research actions and new technologies to further study the flight pattern of this beetle on a landscape scale.
Efficacy of BioCaneTM against southern one-year canegrub, Antitrogus consanguineus
Efficacy of BioCaneTM against southern one-year canegrub was demonstrated in field trials for at least 2 years after application to soil at 5 g/m of cane row, the application rate currently registered for its use against ...
Screening for borer resistance among sugarcane clones in Papua New Guinea, 2003-2008
Commercial crops of sugarcane at Ramu Agri-Industries, Papua New Guinea, are attacked by several species of moth borers, including Sesamia grisescens, Chilo terrenellus and Scirpophaga excerptalis, as well as the sugarcane ...
Mapping canegrub damage from high spatial resolution satellite imagery
Satellite imagery offers a feasible means for achieving this by using the visual characteristics of sprawling, changed leaf colour and exposure of soil in damaged areas. The objective of this research was to use object-based ...
Implementation of a monitoring and risk-assessment system for greyback canegrub near Mackay.
A monitoring and risk-assessment system for greyback canegrub, Dermolepida albohirtum, was implemented on ten farms near Mackay during 2008–2010. We counted numbers of greyback canegrubs under up to 20 stools per field in ...
Screening for borer resistance among sugarcane clones in Papua New Guinea, 2010-2012
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has several damaging moth borers that are not present in Australia, but which would almost certainly cause very serious losses in our sugarcane industry if they reached this country. To prepare for ...
Neonicotinoid insecticides provide no practical control of soldier fly
Thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin were evaluated for their efficacy against sugarcane soldier fly, Inopus rubriceps (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), in field trials