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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 ...
'SCAMP' and SafeGauge for Nutrients': Two new decision support tools for minimising off-site movement of nutrients.
The Six Easy Steps approach to nutrient management in the sugar industry makes soil-specific nutrient recommendations and identifies appropriate management strategies by taking account of differences in key properties of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Impact of management of cane trash and legume residues on N mineralisation and crop N uptake
Inappropriate management of the fallow legume residues has been shown to result in rapid N mineralisation and potentially large N losses due to leaching. This study examined the impact of tillage system and management of ...
Impact of fallow length, organic amendments, break crops and tillage on soil biota and sugarcane growth
Field experiments were established at Bundaberg (South Queensland) and Abergowrie (North Queensland) to quantify the impact of different durations of bare fallow and inputs of organic materials of differing quality (grass, ...
Evaluating combinations of fallow management, controlled traffic and tillage options in prototype sugarcane farming systems at Bundaberg
Research conducted by the Yield Decline Joint Venture has shown that breaking the sugarcane monoculture using grain or green manure legume species, reducing compaction, and minimising the amount of fallow and in-crop tillage ...