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NUE: applying the right fertiliser in the right place at the right time
Those familiar with the SIX EASY STEPS nutrient management program will know that an important part of the process involves growers regularly reassessing their on-farm nutrient management plans.
Nitrogen - one piece of the puzzle
(Sugar Research Australia Limited, 2015)
The Burdekin is well-known for its cane fields, mango trees and idyllic fishing spots. It is also home to RP20, a collaborative research project funded by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
Controlled release fertilisers under the microscope
New research being undertaken by CSIRO is putting controlled release fertilisers, and their potential role in the Australian sugarcane industry, under the microscope.
Mill ash a key ingredient in managing clay soils
A grower-led project in the Herbert has shown that mill ash can deliver lasting soil improvement in heavy clay soils.
Grower project yields lessons for soil health improvements
A Burdekin grower group project is finding that applying microbes to soils is not enough by itself to improve soil health, and that when applying microbes you need to consider the entire soil environment.
A look into the biology of sugarcane soils reveals lost yield potential
A research project currently underway is looking at the complex collection of living organisms in sugarcane soils and their relationship to productivity.
Controlled-release fertilisers: unravelling the mystery
Controlled-release fertilisers (CRFs) have been promoted as an option for reducing nitrogen losses, but a research project is confirming that it is crucial that applications be matched to the needs of the crop in order to ...