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Long-term profitability of liming to manage soil acidity in sugarcane: Tully, North Queensland.
Management of soil fertility is an important factor influencing the long-term profitability of sugar production systems. In this respect, soil acidification associated with repeated cropping may result in declining ...
Reducing soil physical constraints under sugarcane
This work compared growing sugarcane in 1.5 m rows with 1.8 m dual rows (0.3 m apart) as a strategy to reduce soil physical constraints to sugarcane productivity by matching crop row spacing to equipment track widths. ...
Sugarcane and soil acidity – why we should be worried?
Production systems which promote soil acidification are unsustainable in terms of the maintenance of the soil resource. Potential mechanisms of acidification are discussed with respect to proton generating reactions and ...
Concepts and value of the nitrogen guidelines contained in the Australian sugar industry's 'SIX EASY STEPS'nutrient management program.
The paper summarises the alternative N management strategies that occur within the Australian sugar industry. It describes best-practice nutrient management and the concepts that underpin the SIX EASY STEPS program, and ...
Long-term effects of lime additions on sugarcane yield and soil chemical properties in north Queensland
In many highly weathered soils of the humid tropics, crop exploitation of the subsoil environment is limited through acid soil infertility. Since the use of mechanical profile modification is often prohibitive, surface ...
Managing soil acidification for sustained profitability in sugarcane farming systems in northern Queensland
The main objective of this paper is to describe a framework to analyse the longer term economic viability of cane farming systems in the wet tropics, with particular emphasis on soil acidity management.
Validating the ‘SIX EASY STEPS’ nitrogen guidelines in the wet tropics
The Six Easy Steps nutrient management program has been recognised as part of the Australian sugar industry’s accepted best management practice (BMP) options. This paper evaluates the performance of the SIX EASY STEPS ...
Concepts and value of the nitrogen guidelines contained in the Australian sugar industry’s ‘SIX EASY STEPS’ nutrient management program
The Australian sugar industry currently faces unprecedented scrutiny of its use of nutrients due to initiatives to protect the Great Barrier Reef from excess nutrients and sediment from agricultural activities along the ...
Alternative nitrogen management strategies for sugarcane production in Australia: the essence of what they mean
The Australian sugar industry currently faces a combination of escalating input costs, moderately low sugar prices, decreasing cane supply and the requirement to illustrate its commitment to being environmentally responsible. ...
Research aimed at enhancing nitrogen management guidelines for the SIX EASY STEPS program
This paper provides a summary of current trials that are being conducted within this program.