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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 ...
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 ...
Water savings and water accounting in irrigated sugarcane.
This paper reviews both published and unpublished data to indicate how the industry could consider better ways of accounting for water use as well as ways to reduce water use under certain circumstances.
Precision agriculture demands a new approach to soil and plant sampling and analysis – examples from Australia
Much effort goes into ensuring that soil and plant testing laboratories provide clients with analytical results that are accurate, reliable, and therefore, reproducible. In contrast, much less effort appears to be expended ...
Risk Assessment of phosphorus loss from sugarcane soils – A tool to promote improved management of P fertilizer
Current strategies for phosphorus (P) fertiliser management in the Australian sugar industry do not account for the differences between different soils in their ability to sorb and release P. However, the off-site export ...
Deficit irrigation in sugarcane using the WaterSense scheduling tool.
With limited irrigation it is difficult to know what yield losses, if any, to accept because of uncertainty about future rainfall and future changes in allocation. WaterSense was developed to help growers with limited water ...
The potential of nematodes as an indicator of the biological status of sugarcane soils
Nematodes are useful biological indicators because different trophic groups feed on plant roots, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae or small invertebrates and each group responds to changes in the availability of its food ...
Traffic control and tillage strategies for harvesting and planting of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) in Australia
Two separate field trials were conducted at two sites; one trial determined the effect of matching crop row spacing and equipment track width on soil physical properties in the crop row and subsequent crop performance ...
Soil compaction is a major issue operating against the development of sustainable sugarcane cropping systems
The results have important implications for the development of a new sugarcane farming system which is attempting to combine controlled traffic and minimum tillage. It is concluded that harvesting precision will need to ...