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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 ...
An assessment of soil and plant silicon levels in north Queensland
Sub-optimal levels of soil silicon (Si) can result in decreased cane and sugar yields. In general, soils of the wet tropics that have undergone significant weathering invariably have inherently low Si levels. To date, ...
Silicon research down under: Past, present and future
Recent research has identified specific Si responses and delineated soils having sub-optimal levels of Si. Future research will focus on developing response functions on a range of soil types identified as Si responsive, ...
Influence of soybean residue management on nitrogen mineralisation and leaching and soil pH in a wet tropical environment
A study was undertaken at the Sugar Yield Decline Joint Venture sub-station at Feluga in north Queensland in 1998 to investigate the effect of soybean residue management on nitrogen mineralisation and leaching, and soil pH.
Row spacing effect on the growth and yield of several sugarcane varieties in North Queensland
Controlled traffic (matching wheel and row spacing) is becoming an important part of the production system in the Australian sugar industry. However, with harvester and haul-out wheel spacing between 1.8–1.9 m, controlled ...
Shoot and stalk dynamics and the yield of sugarcane crops in tropical and subtropical Queensland Australia
Field crops research 92(2-3): 231–248
Row spacing and tillage effects on the growth and yield of sugarcane
There has been concern expressed in recent years as to what is the most appropriate row spacing and plant configuration to maximise yields in sugarcane. Much of this concern has resulted from the promotion and subsequent ...
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 ...
Reduced tillage planting and the long-term effect on soil-borne disease and yield of sugarcane (Saccharuminter-specific hybrid) in Queensland, Australia
Pachymetra is a major root disease of sugarcane causing yield and economic loss in the Australian sugar industry, with planting of resistant cultivars being the control strategy practiced by the industry. To adopt reduced ...