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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 ...
Row spacing effect on the growth and yield of several sugarcane varieties in North Queensland
Controlled traffic (matching wheel and row spacing) is becoming an important part of the production system in the Australian sugar industry. However, with harvester and haul-out wheel spacing between 1.8–1.9 m, controlled ...
Shoot and stalk dynamics and the yield of sugarcane crops in tropical and subtropical Queensland Australia
Field crops research 92(2-3): 231–248
Row spacing and tillage effects on the growth and yield of sugarcane
There has been concern expressed in recent years as to what is the most appropriate row spacing and plant configuration to maximise yields in sugarcane. Much of this concern has resulted from the promotion and subsequent ...
Quantification of the effects of rotation breaks on soil biological properties and their impact on yield decline in sugarcane
Three contrasting rotation breaks (sown pasture, alternate crops and bare fallow) were established at five sites in Queensland, Australia, on land that had been under sugarcane monoculture for at least 20 years. The breaks ...
Reduced tillage planting and the long-term effect on soil-borne disease and yield of sugarcane (Saccharuminter-specific hybrid) in Queensland, Australia
Pachymetra is a major root disease of sugarcane causing yield and economic loss in the Australian sugar industry, with planting of resistant cultivars being the control strategy practiced by the industry. To adopt reduced ...
Performance of sugarcane varieties with contrasting growth habit in different row spacings and configurations
Controlled traffic (matching wheel and row spacing) is being widely adopted in the Australian sugar industry to minimise the adverse effect of soil compaction caused by heavy machinery such as cane harvesters and haul-outs. ...
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 ...
Managing yield decline in sugarcane cropping systems
This paper summarises the results from ten years of yield decline research carried out by the Sugar Yield Decline Joint Venture in the Australian sugar industry. The research concludes that, although the ultimate expression ...
Management practices to improve soil health and reduce the effect of detrimental soil biota associated with yield decline of sugarcane in Queensland Australia
Yield decline (YD) of sugarcane is a widespread problem throughout the Australian sugar industry. It is defined as “the loss of productive capacity of sugarcane-growing soil under long-term monoculture”. Factors contributing ...