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Impacts of crop rotation, tillage and n fertiliser applications on cane growth and n dynamics in the Bundaberg region
The benefits of crop rotation with grain legume species on the productivity of subsequent cane crops and the reduction in N fertiliser responses have been well documented. Similarly, the ability of reduced and zero tillage ...
Effect of rotation breaks and organic matter amendments on the capacity of soils to develop biological suppress towards soil organisms associated with yield decline of sugarcane
A plant bioassay was developed to test the capacity of soil to suppress the activity of detrimental soil organisms associated with yield decline (YD) of sugarcane. The bioassay utilised the diseased roots of sugarcane ...
Quantification of the effects of rotation breaks on soil biological properties and their impact on yield decline in sugarcane
Three contrasting rotation breaks (sown pasture, alternate crops and bare fallow) were established at five sites in Queensland, Australia, on land that had been under sugarcane monoculture for at least 20 years. The breaks ...
Performance of sugarcane varieties with contrasting growth habit in different row spacings and configurations
Controlled traffic (matching wheel and row spacing) is being widely adopted in the Australian sugar industry to minimise the adverse effect of soil compaction caused by heavy machinery such as cane harvesters and haul-outs. ...
Organic amendments enhance biological suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes in sugarcane soils
This paper describes an experiment in which organic materials were added to sugarcane soils in an attempt to enhance biological activity and increase the suppressiveness of soils to plant-parasitic nematodes.
Nutrient dynamics and root health in sugarcane soils
Research conducted by the Yield Decline Joint Venture has shown that productivity of the current sugarcane farming system can be increased significantly by soil fumigation or breaking the current monoculture. Associated ...
Managing yield decline in sugarcane cropping systems
This paper summarises the results from ten years of yield decline research carried out by the Sugar Yield Decline Joint Venture in the Australian sugar industry. The research concludes that, although the ultimate expression ...
Management practices to improve soil health and reduce the effect of detrimental soil biota associated with yield decline of sugarcane in Queensland Australia
Yield decline (YD) of sugarcane is a widespread problem throughout the Australian sugar industry. It is defined as “the loss of productive capacity of sugarcane-growing soil under long-term monoculture”. Factors contributing ...
Interactions between rotation breaks, tillage and N management on sugarcane grown at Bundaberg and Ingham
The impact of cropping histories (sugarcane, maize and soybean), tillage practices (conventional tillage and direct drill) and fertiliser N in the plant and 1st ratoon (1R) crops of sugarcane were examined in field trials ...
Impact of tillage and residues from rotation crops on the nematode community in soil and surface mulch during the following sugarcane crop
The impact of three cropping histories (sugarcane, maize and soybean) and two tillage practices (conventional tillage and direct drill) on plant-parasitic and free-living nematodes in the following sugarcane crop was ...