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Changes to biosecurity within the Queensland sugarcane industry
The sugar industry has a long history of working with governments to prevent the spread of serious pests and diseases, and to manage incursions or outbreaks.
Do I need to apply more or less nitrogen after the fallow?
As you’ve read in the previous article, growing a fallow crop can provide a wide range of benefits. Growing legumes in the fallow is a common practice. However, questions remain about the amount of nitrogen (N) available ...
Handy tips – Nutgrass
Nutgrass competes intensely with cane for water and nutrients and can affect cane emergence and growth even before it emerges.
Welcome to the 2014 spring edition of CaneConnection
Welcome to the Spring edition of CaneConnection. With harvest now in full swing, we have entered one of our busier times of the year, with the crush progressing, fertiliser application under way and fallow planning commencing. ...
Assessing the sugar content of a crop for managing the harvesting sequence
Maximising whole-farm sugar yield is possible by selecting blocks to harvest with maximum Commercial Cane Sugar (CCS).
Are you rat ready?
Cane growers are allowed to bait for rats from 1 October through to 30 June. However, there are a few things you need to consider in managing rats. The rats that cause most damage to cane, the ground rat (Rattus sordidus) ...
Calculating tissue-cultured plantlet orders
Tissue culture is an excellent source of clean seed for all varieties and can help reduce the spread of serious diseases such as ratoon stunting disease, smut and Fiji leaf gall.
Planning the summer fallow
Fallowing should be an integral part of the cane production cycle. The fallow period provides a break from the cane monoculture and has important soil health benefits. However, the strategy you use needs to be one that ...
Billet quality – a key element for planting success
Planting is a major cost to the industry. It is important to get good plant establishment as it affects your ongoing returns through the crop cycle. Paying careful attention to the any components of the billet planting ...
Beware of diseases that have an effect on plant emergence
With the new planting season approaching, it is important that growers know about the soil-borne diseases that could affect the emergence of planted crops.