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Serious economic loss for growers and millers
A prototype infield sucrose loss measurement system (ISMS) developed by the SRA engineering team has been successfully tested over the past four harvesting seasons from Mareeba down to NSW.
It's planting time and diseases are waiting to attack
With spring planting approaching, it is important that growers are aware of the soil-borne diseases that could affect their overall crop performance. The two diseases that could have the most impact are pineapple sett rot ...
For our growers in New South Wales
New soil management guidelines to help you manage costs and farm more sustainably. On-farm nutrient management should be based on a sound understanding of soils.
Benefits of controlled traffic farming : the Mackay experience
Many growers in the Mackay region have moved to controlled traffic farming. This system is built on permanent wheel tracks where the crop zone and traffic lanes are permanently separated. Growers using this system have ...
Exotic weed finds its way to Australia : Red witchweed : Striga asiatica
Growers will be aware that the Class 1 Declared weed Striga asiatica (red witchweed) is present on a few farms in the Mackay area. Biosecurity Queensland is continuing to survey properties to define the weed’s distribution. ...
Managing poor drainage and waterlogging to improve sugarcane yields
Excess water in the form of flooding or waterlogging can have serious impacts on crop growth.
Resistant varieties are the only solution to Pachymetra root rot
Pachymetra root rot (Pachymetra) is a major disease which will reduce your yields. In a survey of the Tully Mill area in 2004, the economic loss from Pachymetra totalled over $900,000. Resistant varieties are the only ...
Stool tipping? Yellowing? Gaps in ratoons? Maybe you’ve got canegrubs
With 19 different species, canegrubs have the highest potential of all our pests to cause economic loss.
Welcome to the 2014 summer edition of CaneConnection
Welcome to the summer edition of CaneConnection. We feature updates on Sugar Research Australia’s (SRA) strategy to enhance adoption; progress being made by our plant breeders; ways to maximise productivity and profitability ...
Regional round-up of newly available varieties
With planting beginning soon, it’s time to consider which new varieties you might trial on your farm this year.