Projects

Annual trial results and personal profiles of the innovative leaders in the Queensland sugar industry, backed up by the technical data of previous case studies.

Current Trials

Burdekin

Richard Kelly 3

June / 2016-2019

This project aims to investigate the use of Proximal sensors to determine crop N uptake infield.

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Burdekin

Sam Marano

June / 2019

To develop a site-specific nitrogen reduction rate that the grower can implement on their blocks that are irrigated with underground water high in nitrates.

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Wet Tropics

Brett Coulthard

June / 2019

The aim is to find a block which has been cut late in the season and trial differing rates of fertiliser.

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Wet Tropics

Wayne Scougall

June / 2019

Utilize compost as an alternative form of Nitrogen

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Wet Tropics

Ray Zamora

June / 2019

Improve Soil health by growing multiple species in the cane interspace

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Wet Tropics

Michael and Peter Ottone

June / 2019

To evaluate how much we can reduce fertilizer rates and evaluate if the addition of compost tea and biofert will maintain yield equivalent to traditional fertilizer rates.

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Wet Tropics

Brian Dore

June / 2019

We are testing if we can create a variable rate herbicide application map to reduce the amount of pre-emergent herbicide used on the farm, without compromising weed control.

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Wet Tropics

Mario Raccanello

June / 2019

Reduce N Rates by 25 to 50 percent by the addition of potassium humate.

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Wet Tropics

Mario Raccanello

June / 2019

Evaluating the application of anaerobically fermented fungal and bacterial strains and biological amendments to replace between 25% and 50% of Six Easy Steps (6ES) recommended N application without significant yield reduction.

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