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'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 ...
The “SIX EASY STEPS” as a delivery mechanism for best practice nutrient management in the Australian sugar industry
Best-practice nutrient management is aimed at minimising the risk of losses in productivity (loss of yield), profitability (loss of income), nutrients (leaching, run-off and/or gaseous losses) and soil resources (erosion ...
Customised life cycle assessment tool for sugarcane (CaneLCA)-a development in the evaluation of alternative agricultural practices
To promote eco-efficient sugarcane products, there is a need for life cycle assessment (LCA) methods that enable rapid assessment of the environmental implications of alternative agricultural practices. In response, a ...
Use of replicated strip-trials for demonstrating the effectiveness of different nutrient management strategies for sugarcane
THE SIX EASY STEPS program is aimed at the adoption of sustainable nutrient management on-farm.
Validating the ‘SIX EASY STEPS’ nutrient management guidelines in the Johnstone catchment
This paper reports on the development of the SIX EASY STEPS guidelines for the Johnstone Catchment in particular. It also presents the results of field evaluations (participative replicated demonstration strip trials) that ...
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. ...
A comparison of different approaches for deriving nitrogen application rates using trial data from Macknade
Although Nitrogen (N) is the most commonly applied nutrient to sugarcane, application rates continue to cause controversy.