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Impact of nutgrass on sugarcane yield
Research carried out in Mackay over 2009-2010 in plant cane confirmed the impact of nutgrass competition on sugarcane yield and profitability. Trials were conducted on both dryland and irrigated sites, with similar yield ...
Biosecurity research in PNG 2015-2017
PAPUA NEW GUINEA is the centre of diversity for several species in the genus Saccharum, including S. officinarum, selections of which constituted the first commercial sugarcane varieties in Australia. Apart from providing ...
Effects of pachymetra root rot and nematodes on some elite sugarcane clones in Australia
PACHYMETRA ROOT ROT and nematodes are the two most important soil-borne pathogens of sugarcane in Australia. An experiment was established in Yandaran, Queensland in grey forest soil with high Pachymetra spore counts (>100 ...
SmutBuster: accelerated breeding of smut-resistant sugarcane varieties : SRDC final report BSS325
Sugarcane smut is caused by the fungus, Ustilago scitaminea Syd., and is one of the most serious diseases of sugarcane. At the end of 1983, only the sugar industries of Australia and Fiji remained free from smut. Sugarcane ...
Epidemiology studies into sugarcane smut : SRDC final report BSS302
The objective of this project was to: Optimise industry transition from susceptible to resistant commercial varieties, with minimal losses resulting from direct or in-direct crop effects, thus maximising industry profitability.
Utilising a predictive model for the monitoring and management of canegrubs in the Mackay region by the Mount Kinchant Growers Group : SRDC Grower Group innovation project
Of the nineteen canegrub species in Australia, greyback canegrub which occurs from Plane Creek northwards is the most important. Growers rely heavily on insecticides for greyback canegrub management, and effective ...
Efficacy and environmental runoff impact of alternative pre-emergent herbicides to diuron applied on trash blanketed ratoons
The efficacy of alternative pre-emergent herbicides to diuron applied just after harvest on green trash blanketed ratoons was investigated in three field trials in the wet tropics, Far North Queensland. The study also ...
Innovation in disease management; where to next : ASSCT peer-reviewed paper
New technologies offer considerable scope for the refinement of disease management in the Australian sugarcane industry. While resistant cultivars, disease-free plant sources, crop termination and quarantine have provided ...
Biosecurity Plan for the sugarcane industry : a shared responsibility between government and industry
(Plant Health Australia, 2016)
To ensure its future viability and sustainability, it is vital that the Australian sugarcane industry minimises the risks posed by exotic pests and responds effectively to plant pest threats. The Biosecurity Plan for the ...
Biosecurity manual for sugarcane producers : a guide to farm biosecurity measures to reduce the risks of weeds, pests and diseases impacting production
(Plant Health Australia, 2017)
This manual is designed for use by farmers and their staff, contractors, millers, researchers and consultants working in the sugarcane industry. It shows simple procedures that you can use to minimise the risk of introducing ...