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    • It's planting time and diseases are waiting to attack 

      Ogden-Brown, J (2013)
      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 

      Unknown author (2013)
      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 

      Hussey, B (2013)
      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 

      Ross, Phil (2013)
      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. ...
    • Understanding soil organic matter and why it's important 

      Hussey, B (2013)
      Increasing soil organic matter is widely regarded as beneficial to soil function and fertility. In agricultural production systems, it is integral to sustainable farming.
    • Which fertiliser should I apply to my ratoons? 

      Calcino, D (2013)
      The 2013 harvest is well into the current season. Now until Christmas is the time the ratoons receive fertiliser to take them through the next 12 months. Which fertiliser do ratoons need and how much nutrient should be ...
    • Are you rat ready? 

      Ross, Phil (2013)
      Cane growers are allowed to bait for rats from 1 October through to 30 June. However, there are a few things you need to consider in managing rats. The rats that cause most damage to cane, the ground rat (Rattus sordidus) ...
    • Yellow Canopy Syndrome update 

      Olsen, D (2013)
      SRA is leading the Solving the Yellow Canopy Syndrome research project, which is funded by the Sugar Research Development Corporation, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Queensland (DAFFQ) and BSES. With ...
    • The fallow – one of the busiest times on the farm 

      Hussey, B (2013)
      While your land has a break from growing cane, you have an ideal opportunity to undertake many farm operations which are not possible during the normal growing period. Make the most of the opportunities which the fallow ...
    • Efficient pumps : keeping your costs down 

      Davis, M (2013)
      Knowing how much a pump costs to run and how efficiently it is pumping makes it easier to decide what to change. Replacing a pump is a significant investment, but poorly performing pumps could be costing more to run than ...
    • Welcome to the first edition of CaneConnection 

      Ward, A (2013)
      In this edition we cover a variety of seasonally relevant issues as well as an update on our work into understanding Yellow Canopy Syndrome.
    • Using diuron-based herbicides? Know your no-spray periods 

      Ross, P (2013)
      Following the Australian Pest and Veterinary Medicines Authority APVMA review of diuron, the APVMA permit PER 13874 which allowed for the phase out of old stock of diuron-based products has now expired. This means that all ...
    • Changes to biosecurity within the Queensland sugarcane industry 

      Ogden-Brown, J (2013)
      The sugar industry has a long history of working with governments to prevent the spread of serious pests and diseases, and to manage incursions or outbreaks.
    • Welcome to the second edition of CaneConnection 

      Ward, A (2013)
      With the crush now completed we focus on the new crop and laying the foundations to maximising productivity and profitability in the coming season. For every cropping cycle, obtaining the maximum yield potential starts ...
    • Calculating tissue-cultured plantlet orders 

      Plunkett, G; Fletcher, R (2013)
      Tissue culture is an excellent source of clean seed for all varieties and can help reduce the spread of serious diseases such as ratoon stunting disease, smut and Fiji leaf gall.
    • Eyes on herbicides 

      Ross, P (2013)
      Growers will be very aware of the increasing scrutiny the sugarcane industry is under regarding herbicide run-off from farms.
    • Do I need to apply more or less nitrogen after the fallow? 

      Calcino, D (2013)
      As you’ve read in the previous article, growing a fallow crop can provide a wide range of benefits. Growing legumes in the fallow is a common practice. However, questions remain about the amount of nitrogen (N) available ...
    • Serious economic loss for growers and millers 

      Patane, P (2014)
      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.
    • Managing poor drainage and waterlogging to improve sugarcane yields 

      Davis, M (2014)
      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 

      Plunkett, G; Magarey, R (2014)
      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 ...