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    • A look into the biology of sugarcane soils reveals lost yield potential 

      Pfeffer, B (2015)
      A research project currently underway is looking at the complex collection of living organisms in sugarcane soils and their relationship to productivity.
    • A piece-by-piece look into Mr Average cane bin 

      Pfeffer, B (2015)
      This season, the Isis Central Sugar Mill has dissected three bins to examine extraneous matter levels.
    • Adding value to ash 

      Pfeffer, B (2016)
      A newly completed project conducted by Southern Cross University (SCU) and Australian Bio Refining has provided information that could help sugar mills redefine some of their 'waste' products as a valuable resource.
    • Anniversary marks 10 years of tackling the smut challenge 

      Pfeffer, B (2016)
      This June is 10 years since sugarcane smut was first detected within the east coast cane industry. A decade on, we take a look back at that challenge and how the industry has handled this major disease incursion.
    • Better data and tools to help inform best outcome for harvesting 

      Pfeffer, B (2016)
      It is a complex numbers game as growers, harvesting operators, and millers work toward improving harvesting efficiency. SRA's Brad Pfeffer spoke to farmer and harvester operator Michael Brombal about meeting this challenge.
    • Chasing efficiency and productivity at Bundaberg 

      Pfeffer, B (2016)
      Bundaberg farmers Mark and Brian Pressler are hopeful of obtaining about a five-year pay-off period for an investment in new irrigation infrastructure, and so far the results have been encouraging.
    • CLEAN team improving harvest efficiency at Isis 

      Pfeffer, B (2016)
      A collaborative effort between the mill, growers, harvester operators and researchers is delivering productivity and profitability outcomes for the local industry at Isis. Isis mill Chief Field Officer Paul Nicol knows ...
    • Coordinated effort controls RSD 

      Pfeffer, B (2016)
      Burdekin grower Paul Sgarbossa shares his views on disease control methods and the success that the district has had controlling Ratoon Stunting Disease.
    • Digging down into the function of sugarcane roots 

      Pfeffer, B (2016)
      A new project is looking at sugarcane roots in relation to genetics, environment, and management, and working toward important new information for the Australian sugarcane industry.
    • Diversification and innovation help ride the industry ups and downs 

      Pfeffer, B (2017)
      The Puglisi family at Mossman have plenty of irons in the fire with their diversified business, but at the heart of their operation is ensuring their business is productive and profitable.
    • Early crop forecasts could help improve nitrogen use efficiency 

      Pfeffer, B (2015)
      New research in the Wet Tropics is looking at how climate models and the La Nina weather pattern can help predict the size of the crop for the coming year.
    • Expansion and improvement to target long-term vision 

      Pfeffer, B (2017)
      The Greensill family at Bundaberg is taking a long-term view of expansion and investment to ensure their agribusiness is set-up for long term profitability and sustainability.
    • Fertigation delivers quantum leap forward in efficiency and productivity 

      Pfeffer, B (Sugar Research Australia Limited, 2018)
      The switch from furrow irrigation to an automated drip fertigation system is delivering a massive jump in productivity and water use efficiency for MSF Sugar’s Mousa Farms near Mareeba on the Atherton Tableland.
    • Focussing on tonnes to drive profitability 

      Pfeffer, B (2017)
      Andrew and Melissa Deguara are running a diversified farming business with attention to detail on productivity drivers for their enterprise.
    • From swinging a hammer to cutting cane 

      Pfeffer, B (2017)
      Young farmer Danny Lickiss is introducing changes such as a soybean rotation and wider rows to the farming system.
    • Getting the most crop per drop 

      Pfeffer, B (2015)
      New research is looking at ways that future sugarcane varieties can be bred to offer the best performance for future climatic challenges such as increased water stress and increased carbon dioxide levels.
    • Getting the value from milling statistics 

      Pfeffer, B (2016)
      Sugar Research Australia has published a guide to milling statistics for the 2014 season, providing a document that gives a comprehensive run-down on last year's crush.
    • Going solo - thanks to ingenuity and innovation 

      Pfeffer, B (2017)
      He is 26 years old, but Bowen farmer David Richardson already has a decade of full time farming under his belt - something that is proving to be a valuable asset with the family being the only cane growers in the local region.
    • Grower project yields lessons for soil health improvements 

      Pfeffer, B (2015)
      A Burdekin grower group project is finding that applying microbes to soils is not enough by itself to improve soil health, and that when applying microbes you need to consider the entire soil environment.
    • Holistic approach to soil health to stay ahead of the cost wave 

      Pfeffer, B (Sugar Research Australia Limited, 2018)
      The Werner family at Septimus have been involved with a range of research activities, along with implementing advanced farming practices, to continually lift production.