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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 ...
A role for soil EM mapping in precision agricultural practices for sugarcane production
The application of precision agricultural techniques in cropping systems depends on the recognition of geo-referenced zones within paddocks. In the northern Australian sugar industry, however, there are few areas where ...
Participatory irrigation research and scheduling in the Ord: R&D.
This paper provides a brief review of the irrigation research conducted in the Ord since 1996. A companion paper will review the research extension-grower interaction that guided the research and led to the development and ...
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, ...
A new record of Meloidogyne fallax in Australia
In 2000, sample~ of potato tubf\rs with blister-like symptoms on the surface of tubers were received by the Nematology Group, SARDI, following a pre-plant test showing high levels of Meloidogyne juveniles. The paddock had ...
Benchmarking sugarcane harvesting performance to improve profitability and efficiency: The importance of social research to improve the probability of project relevance and success
Harvesting operation owners have identified that they could use benchmarking to identify opportunities for improvement, as well as allow them to asses the effects of adoption of recommended best practices on their operational ...
SREMS: A web-based database for sugarcane physiological and agronomic experimental data
In order to collate recently produced data and maintain access to Sugarbag, a new web-based database called Sugarcane Research Experiment Management System (SREMS) has been developed. In addition to experimental data, SREMS ...
Participatory irrigation research and scheduling in the Ord: Extension
The new industry on the Ord irrigation scheme offered a chance to look at crop water use from scratch as well as to test new concepts for participatory action research (PAR). The experience gained from research and extension ...
A sociological analysis of the participatory application of agricultural decision support systems
In this chapter, we outline a theoretical framework for understanding the role of technologies in interactions between scientists and practice communities.