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Risk assessment of phosphorus (P) loss and guidelines for P use in lower Herbert soils Final report on SRDC Project No CLW010
In project CSS3S (Bramley et aI., 1998), a field and laboratory-based survey of the behaviour of phosphorus (P) was carried out on the soils of the lower Herbert River catchment, and sediments derived from them. The aim ...
A stocktake of the levels and sources of nitrate in groundwaters associated with sugarcane areas
Water containing high concentrations of nitrate is unfit for human consumption and, if discharging to freshwater or marine habitats, can contribute to algal blooms and eutrophication. Previous studies have found elevated ...
Overcoming on-farm constraints to productivity and profitability in a wet tropical area
The CCS in the wet tropics has been declining steadily for over three decades, a period in which green cane harvesting-trash blanketing (GCTB) has become standard practice among growers throughout the wet tropics. In the ...
Review of nitrogen fertiliser research in the Australian sugar industry
The management of nitrogen (N) fertiliser is important to the Australian sugar industry, as it is an important nutrient for sugarcane production. However, over application results in reduced profitability and sugar quality, ...
Improved environmental outcomes and profitability through innovative management of nitrogen SRDC research project CSE011 final report
Nitrogen (N) fertiliser additions are an important contributor to productivity and profitability in intensive farming systems, including sugarcane production. However, applying N increases losses of N to the environment, ...
SRDC Grower Group Innovation Project final report Researching soil health and economics of two farming systems in the Herbert River district
The New Farming Initiative Group (NFIG) consists of six members and has approximately 600ha of sugarcane farming land in the Herbert region. Comparison of soil health of the two farming systems is the primary objective. ...