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Assessing the impact of biochar in the Herbert cane industry.
Biochar is the charred by-product of biomass pyrolysis, the heating of plant-derived material in the absence of oxygen in order to capture combustible gases. It is generally accepted that biochar is a highly stable form ...
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, ...
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. ...
Assessing clonal and nitrogen interaction on ccs in sugarcane in the wet tropis ; SRDC project BSS180 final report
There has been a negative trend in CCS in the Tully-Mossman region since the mid-1960s that has been linked to increased extraneous matter and suckers in the cane supply. The situation had become particularly bad during ...
Final report Improving the cation retention capacity of cane-growing soils using high activity clays
The Australian sugar industry largely relies on tropical soils that have low cation exchange capacities (CEC) and are prone to becoming deficient in Ca, Mg and K without appropriate management. Adding bentonite is an option ...
Short and long term impacts of green cane trash blanketing on soil fertility
In the last three decades, there has been a widespread adoption of green cane harvesting-trash blanketing (GCTB) in the Australian sugarcane industry, generally motivated by the practical advantages (e.g. weed control, ...