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Nutrient dynamics and root health in sugarcane soils
Research conducted by the Yield Decline Joint Venture has shown that productivity of the current sugarcane farming system can be increased significantly by soil fumigation or breaking the current monoculture. Associated ...
Effect of compaction and trash blanketing on rainfall infiltration in sugarcane soils
Efficient use of incident rainfall and irrigation water forms an important feature of sustainable sugarcane farming systems. This study reports the effects of trash management, row spacing and soil compaction on soil ...
Management practices to improve soil health and reduce the effect of detrimental soil biota associated with yield decline of sugarcane in Queensland Australia
Yield decline (YD) of sugarcane is a widespread problem throughout the Australian sugar industry. It is defined as “the loss of productive capacity of sugarcane-growing soil under long-term monoculture”. Factors contributing ...
Impact of management of cane trash and legume residues on N mineralisation and crop N uptake
Inappropriate management of the fallow legume residues has been shown to result in rapid N mineralisation and potentially large N losses due to leaching. This study examined the impact of tillage system and management of ...
Impact of fallow length, organic amendments, break crops and tillage on soil biota and sugarcane growth
Field experiments were established at Bundaberg (South Queensland) and Abergowrie (North Queensland) to quantify the impact of different durations of bare fallow and inputs of organic materials of differing quality (grass, ...
Managing yield decline in sugarcane cropping systems
This paper summarises the results from ten years of yield decline research carried out by the Sugar Yield Decline Joint Venture in the Australian sugar industry. The research concludes that, although the ultimate expression ...
Interactions between rotation breaks, tillage and N management on sugarcane grown at Bundaberg and Ingham
The impact of cropping histories (sugarcane, maize and soybean), tillage practices (conventional tillage and direct drill) and fertiliser N in the plant and 1st ratoon (1R) crops of sugarcane were examined in field trials ...
Organic amendments enhance biological suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes in sugarcane soils
This paper describes an experiment in which organic materials were added to sugarcane soils in an attempt to enhance biological activity and increase the suppressiveness of soils to plant-parasitic nematodes.
Fallow legumes in the Australian sugar industry review of recent research finding and implications for the sugarcane cropping system
The results of research carried out by the Sugar Yield Decline Joint Venture into fallow legumes over the past six years are summarised. The research incorporated work on legume species, crop management, nitrogen contribution ...
Effect of breaks from sugarcane monoculture on growth and yield of subsequent sugar cane crops
Long-term rotation experiments were established at five sites (Tully, Ingham, Ayr, Mackay and Bundaberg) in sugar growing areas of coastal Queensland, Australia in 1993 and 1994. The rotations or breaks consisted of either ...