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Improving the yields of ratoon crops of sugarcane : SRDC final report BS7S (AMENDED)
The economics of sugarcane growing improve with the number of ratoon crops which can be grown from a single planting. In Australia, declining yields with increase in the number of ratoons limit a cycle to three to five ...
Factors affecting the sugar content of sugar cane in the wet tropics of Queensland: statistical analysis of ccs data at Babinda and Tully
In the wet tropics, the sugar content of crops is usually below the state's average and is a critical factor in farm economy, particularly during years of low sugar prices. This aspect of sugar production has been the ...
Fibre characteristics of cane - results of measurements carried out at Bundaberg during 1987 season
During September, 1987 a total of twenty-three samples of cane were tested for extreme fibre characteristics at BSES in Bundaberg. The main purpose of this testing program, which was introduced during 1986 season, is to ...
Development of a biological control against sugarcane poor root syndrome
The overall objective of the project was to search for and develop an economically effective biocontrol against sugarcane poor root syndrome (PRS). The disease was known to be caused by two pathogenic fungi: Pythium ...
The production and evaluation of gene probes for diagnosis of sugarcane mosaic virus and Fiji disease virus (Final report SRDC Project BS10S)
Specific and sensitive cDNA probes have been developed for detection of both FDV and SCMV in diseased sugarcane plants. Results from glasshouse evaluation indicate that FDV probes are not sensitive enough to be used for ...
The effect of sugarcane rust (Puccinia melanocephala) on yield
This report details the results obtained from two trials to assess yeild loss caused by sugarcane rust and also outlines the epiphytotiology of the rust disease.
Development of a fungicide spray schedule to determine the effect of sugarcane rust (Puccinia melanocephala) on yield
This study reports on work carried out to develop a fungicide spray program which is suitable for yield loss assessment investigations. Aspects examined include the efficacy of various concentrations of chlorothalonil and ...
The management of rodents in North Queensland canefields
Rodent damage to sugarcane has been of concern to the Australian sugar industry since the 1930's. In more recent times, annual surveys have indicated that damage by rodents occurs over approximately 50% (150 000 ha) of ...
Studies into races of sugarcane rust
A technique was developed for testing for physiological races of sugarcane rust. A range of cultivars were inoculated with a single spore isolate of Puccinia melanocephala by discharging 3 mg of urediospores into a spore ...
Studies on the biology of negatoria and childers Canegrubs as a basis for development of improved controls : SRDC final report BS77S
The biology of the two most important species of canegrubs affecting sugarcane in southern Queensland. Childers canegrub (Antirogus parvulus Britton) and negatoria canegrub (Lepidiota negatoria Blackburn) was studied ...