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  • Changes to biosecurity within the Queensland sugarcane industry 

    Ogden-Brown, J (2013)
    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? 

    Calcino, D (2013)
    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 ...
  • Are you rat ready? 

    Ross, Phil (2013)
    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 

    Plunkett, G; Fletcher, R (2013)
    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.
  • Efficient pumps : keeping your costs down 

    Davis, M (2013)
    Knowing how much a pump costs to run and how efficiently it is pumping makes it easier to decide what to change. Replacing a pump is a significant investment, but poorly performing pumps could be costing more to run than ...
  • Eyes on herbicides 

    Ross, P (2013)
    Growers will be very aware of the increasing scrutiny the sugarcane industry is under regarding herbicide run-off from farms.
  • Exotic weed finds its way to Australia : Red witchweed : Striga asiatica 

    Ross, Phil (2013)
    Growers will be aware that the Class 1 Declared weed Striga asiatica (red witchweed) is present on a few farms in the Mackay area. Biosecurity Queensland is continuing to survey properties to define the weed’s distribution. ...
  • It's planting time and diseases are waiting to attack 

    Ogden-Brown, J (2013)
    With spring planting approaching, it is important that growers are aware of the soil-borne diseases that could affect their overall crop performance. The two diseases that could have the most impact are pineapple sett rot ...
  • Understanding soil organic matter and why it's important 

    Hussey, B (2013)
    Increasing soil organic matter is widely regarded as beneficial to soil function and fertility. In agricultural production systems, it is integral to sustainable farming.
  • Welcome to the first edition of CaneConnection 

    Ward, A (2013)
    In this edition we cover a variety of seasonally relevant issues as well as an update on our work into understanding Yellow Canopy Syndrome.
  • Yellow Canopy Syndrome update 

    Olsen, D (2013)
    SRA is leading the Solving the Yellow Canopy Syndrome research project, which is funded by the Sugar Research Development Corporation, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland (DAFFQ) and BSES. With ...
  • Benefits of controlled traffic farming : the Mackay experience 

    Hussey, B (2013)
    Many growers in the Mackay region have moved to controlled traffic farming. This system is built on permanent wheel tracks where the crop zone and traffic lanes are permanently separated. Growers using this system have ...
  • Welcome to the second edition of CaneConnection 

    Ward, A (2013)
    With the crush now completed we focus on the new crop and laying the foundations to maximising productivity and profitability in the coming season. For every cropping cycle, obtaining the maximum yield potential starts ...
  • For our growers in New South Wales 

    Unknown author (2013)
    New soil management guidelines to help you manage costs and farm more sustainably. On-farm nutrient management should be based on a sound understanding of soils.
  • The fallow – one of the busiest times on the farm 

    Hussey, B (2013)
    While your land has a break from growing cane, you have an ideal opportunity to undertake many farm operations which are not possible during the normal growing period. Make the most of the opportunities which the fallow ...
  • Using diuron-based herbicides? Know your no-spray periods 

    Ross, P (2013)
    Following the Australian Pest and Veterinary Medicines Authority APVMA review of diuron, the APVMA permit PER 13874 which allowed for the phase out of old stock of diuron-based products has now expired. This means that all ...
  • Which fertiliser should I apply to my ratoons? 

    Calcino, D (2013)
    The 2013 harvest is well into the current season. Now until Christmas is the time the ratoons receive fertiliser to take them through the next 12 months. Which fertiliser do ratoons need and how much nutrient should be ...
  • Handy tips – Nutgrass 

    Ross, P (2014)
    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 

    Ward, A (2014)
    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 

    Plunkett, G; Fletcher, R (2014)
    Maximising whole-farm sugar yield is possible by selecting blocks to harvest with maximum Commercial Cane Sugar (CCS).