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Generation of a 345K sugarcane SNP chip
DNA markers can enhance rates of genetic gain in breeding programs and are currently being applied in many animal and crop species. The very large sugarcane genome means that many current 'best bet' markers associated with ...
Improving soybean and nitrogen management in sugar cane systems in subtropical NSW
Some sugar cane growers are not fully realising the economic benefit of soybean crops to their cane production systems or the environmental benefit through minimising the use of N fertilisers. This paper reports on the ...
Preparations to enhance Australia’s biosecurity: Part 1 – Review of IPM for moth borers and sugarcane streak mosaic virus in the Javan sugarcane industry
During the last four years, BSES scientists have been collaborating with Indonesian experts to research Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to provide more effective moth borer control. The research has principally ...
Sampling plans for greyback canegrub, Dermolepida albohirtum, to aid management decisions at farm and district level
Numbers of greyback canegrubs were monitored in canefields in central and northern Queensland from 2003–2010. Canegrubs were counted annually from March–May under 20 cane stools in each field. Two different sampling schemes ...
Screening for borer resistance among sugarcane clones in Papua New Guinea, 2010-2012
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has several damaging moth borers that are not present in Australia, but which would almost certainly cause very serious losses in our sugarcane industry if they reached this country. To prepare for ...
Neonicotinoid insecticides provide no practical control of soldier fly
Thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin were evaluated for their efficacy against sugarcane soldier fly, Inopus rubriceps (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), in field trials
Sugarcane yield monitoring: a protocol for yield map interpolation and key considerations in the collection of yield data
Yield monitoring is a key element of Precision Agriculture (PA) given the importance of yield maps to the process of 'management zone' delineation and decisions around the targeting of inputs such as fertilisers. This paper ...
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 ...
Mapping canegrub damage from high spatial resolution satellite imagery
Satellite imagery offers a feasible means for achieving this by using the visual characteristics of sprawling, changed leaf colour and exposure of soil in damaged areas. The objective of this research was to use object-based ...
Implementation of a monitoring and risk-assessment system for greyback canegrub near Mackay.
A monitoring and risk-assessment system for greyback canegrub, Dermolepida albohirtum, was implemented on ten farms near Mackay during 2008–2010. We counted numbers of greyback canegrubs under up to 20 stools per field in ...