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Yield losses caused by leaf diseases: 1999 and 2003 selection trial analyses
Yellow spot and orange rust are two of the most important leaf diseases affecting the yield of commercial sugarcane crops in Queensland. Yellow spot is of greatest severity in northern Queensland while orange rust occurs ...
Plant cane responses to silicated products in the Mossman, Innisfail and Bundaberg districts
Within the Australian sugar industry there is a lack of information on potential sources of silicated mate1ials and on their rates of application_ Field experiments were established during the 1999 planting season to ...
An assessment of current silicon status of sugarcane production soils from Tully to Mossman
A survey of soils currently used for sugarcane production on the wet tropical coast of north Queensland was unde11akcn during the 1999-2000 growing season. The regions surveyed included the Atherton Tablelands, Mulgrave, ...
Quantification and remediation of soil chemical degradation in tropical australia, China and Thailand
The paper focuses on quantifying chemical degradation through‘benchmarking' using data from paired sites in tropical China and Thailand using surface charge finger-printing.
Influence of soybean residue management on nitrogen mineralisation and leaching and soil pH in a wet tropical environment
A study was undertaken at the Sugar Yield Decline Joint Venture sub-station at Feluga in north Queensland in 1998 to investigate the effect of soybean residue management on nitrogen mineralisation and leaching, and soil pH.
'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 ...
Bentonite treatments can improve the nutrient and water holding capacity of sugarcane soils in the wet tropics.
The Queensland sugar industry largely relies on tropical soils that have low cation exchange capacities (CEC) and are prone to becoming deficient in Ca, Mg and K without appropriate management. Adding bentonite is an option ...
Improving the cation retention capacity of tropical soils using bentonite
Agricultural challenges posed to the sugar industry by low CEC soils include low maximum yield potential, low fertiliser use efficiency, a high risk of uncertainty over yields, and declining sugar yields as soil fertility ...
Tatura Sodicity Conference: knowledge gaps in sodicity research for major agricultural industries
This paper summarises the outcomes of the International Sodicity Conference, ‘Sodicity Issues in Agricultural Industries — Current Research and Future Directions
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 ...