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.

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Mackay

Steve Young

Producing yield variation maps

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Burdekin

Paul Villis and Jason Chrichton

Irrigation data recording.

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Mackay

Dean and John Pastega

Reduced pesticide application.

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Mackay

Manuel Muscat

Improved nitrogen use efficiency on sodic soils.

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Burdekin

Sam Marano

Reducing nitrogen application rates

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Wet Tropics

Alan Lynn

Agricultural lime products

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Burdekin

Chris Hesp

Mill mud application rates.

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Mackay

David Ellwood

Variable rate nutrient application.

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Wet Tropics

Adrian Darvenzia

Minimum and zero tillage.

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Mackay

Ray and Leah Vella

Investing in innovation, improving water management.

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Wet Tropics

Walter Giordani

EM Mapping

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Wet Tropics

Adrian Darveniza

Early planting.

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Mackay

Gary and Ian Considine

Skip row trials.

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Mackay

Andrew and Melissa Deguara

Dual rows and pre-formed beds.

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Mackay

Allan, Karen, and Grant Matsen

Sub surface applied mill mud.

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Wet Tropics

Daniel Pantovic

Evaluate the benefits of lignite in improving nutrient use efficiency for NPK in sugarcane.

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Mackay

Darryl and David Thomsett

Evaluation of enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilisers.

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Wet Tropics

Reinaudo Family

HIN block variable rate nutrient application.

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Burdekin

Joe Tama

Drip irrigation.

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Burdekin

Chris and Kate Lyne

Enhanced efficiency fertiliser trial.

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Mackay

Scott and Maria Simpson

Single skip row precision agriculture.

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Mackay

Werner Family

Assessment of sub-surface applied mill mud as a component of a seasonal nutrient program in Sugarcane.

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Mackay

Neil and Michelle Walpole

Evaluating variable rate fertiliser application.

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Mackay

John and Helen Pastega

Aspired understanding of total gross margin (over crop cycle) variation within block.

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Burdekin

Ian Haigh 2

Managing nutrition within field and across crop classes.

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Burdekin

Chris and Sonya Hesp 2

Split nutrient application through an overhead irrigation system.

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Burdekin

Chris and Sonya Hesp

Banded mill mud.

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Mackay

Serg and Sandy Berardi

Precision agriculture.

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Mackay

Tony, John, and Mark Bugeja

Automatic base cutter height controller on cane harvester.

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Mackay

O’Connell Precision Farming Services

Single skip row precision agriculture.

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Mackay

Lou, Betty and Gary Raiteri

Precision agriculture.

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Mackay

Blackburn Families

Double skip row with legume crop precision agriculture.

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Mackay

Bill and Shiralee Blair

Planting soybean out of season.

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Burdekin

Paul Villis

Drip irrigation.

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Burdekin

Ian Haigh

Variable rate fertiliser.

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Mackay

Rodney Hindle Final Report

Minimise use of residual herbicide whilst maintaining adequate weed control.

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Mackay

Ross Windsor

To assess the efficacy of imidacloprid applied at varying rates.

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Mackay

Zac Woolston Final Report

To determine the rate of nitrogen reduction possible on a plant cane crop following a soybean fallow affected by severe flooding.

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Mackay

Daryl Thomsett Final Report

To evaluate the reduction of nutrients on late-harvested crops which have a lower yield potential

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Mackay

Ron Randell Final Report

To evaluate the application of reduced nutrients on old ratoons, with a low yield potential, that will be ploughed out.

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Mackay

Steven Muscat Final Report

The aim of telemetry is to use sensors to detect changes in soil moisture and in turn automatically inform the grower when adequate soil moisture is achieved or when irrigation must be applied.

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Mackay

Joe Muscat Final Report

To compare irrigation methods and their impact on plant nutrient uptake and water quality.

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Mackay

Grant Matsen Final Report

To determine the rate of nitrogen reduction possible on a plant cane crop following a soybean fallow affected by severe flooding.

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Mackay

Gary Lay Final Report

To determine the rate of nitrogen reduction possible on a plant cane crop following a soybean fallow affected by severe flooding.

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Mackay

Greg and Merv Keating Final Report

To evaluate the application of reduced nutrients on old ratoons, with a low yield potential, that will be ploughed out.

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Mackay

Craig Keating Final Report

To investigate the effect of variable rate nutrient applications based upon zone crop yield potential.

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Mackay

Tony Jeppesen Final Report

To investigate the effect of harvester speed on subsequent cane yields and nitrogen use efficiency.

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Mackay

Kevin Grech Final Report

To reduce the amount of Nitrogen and Phosphorus applied to varieties that have high nitrogen use efficiency without suffering a yield or sugar reduction.

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Mackay

Joe Deguara Final Report

To compare the application of liquid fertilisers sub-surface against sub-surface application of liquid fertilisers at lower rates.

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Mackay

Andrew Deguara Final Report

To determine the rate of nitrogen reduction possible on a plant cane crop following a soybean fallow affected by severe flooding.

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Mackay

Peter Canning Final Report

To reduce the amount of Nitrogen and Phosphorus applied to varieties that have high nitrogen use efficiency without suffering a yield or sugar reduction.

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Mackay

Tony, John and Mark Bugeja Final Report

To use crop sensors to spatially locate variations in soybean yield and to create nitrogen application maps to match the variability without having a negative impact on sugarcane yield.

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Mackay

Serge Berardi Final Report

To evaluate and demonstrate the opportunity to apply variable rate application of Balance herbicide to different soil types within a field.

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Mackay

Tony, John and Mark Bugeja Trial Progress

To assess the efficacy of imidacloprid applied at varying rates.

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Mackay

Peter Hackett

To improve nitrogen use efficiency.

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Mackay

Tony Bugeja Trial Progress

To improve nitrogen use efficiency on soils with high yield and moderate organic carbon levels.

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Mackay

Adam Keilbach Trial Progress

To investigate the impact of intercropping soybean with sugarcane ratoons on sugar cane yield and nitrogen stores.

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Mackay

Manuel Muscat

Reduce yield losses and increase nitrogen use efficiency by tailoring variety to soil type.

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Mackay

John and Helen Pastega Trial Progress

To lower the amount of imidacloprid applied per hectare by using variable rate technology, whilst maintaining adequate grub control.

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Mackay

Steve Young Trial Progress

To use low cost sensors on haul-out vehicles to produce cane yield maps to further improve the availability and accuracy of VR maps to growers.

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Mackay

Phillip Deguara Trial Progress

Provision of low cost, automated Variable rate application maps.

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Mackay

Steven Muscat Trial Progress

To assess the impact of deep ripping in ratoons after harvesting in wet conditions, causing compaction.

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Mackay

Darryl Thomsett Trial Progress

To Evaluate the use of 6 Easy Steps N Rates on High Organic Carbon % Soils that are low in the landscape.

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Mackay

David Ellwood Trial Progress

To evaluate the reduction of nutrients on late-harvested crops which have a lower yield potential

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Mackay

Henry Ewart Trial Progress

To evaluate the use of 6 Easy Steps N Rates on High Organic Carbon % Soils that are low in the landscape.

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Mackay

John (Mac) Muscat Trial Progress

Staggered nitrogen rate application to mitigate crop lodging and CCS reduction on high yield potential soils.

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Mackay

Alan and Karen Matsen Trial Progress

To compare crop nutrient uptake and run off between applying mud Sub-surface vs Surface.

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Mackay

Faust Family Trial Progress

Assess the benefit of adding Worm Hit product to the soil.

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Mackay

Sam Deguara Trial Progress

To compare cane yields and soil analysis from locations where liquid fertiliser has been applied sub-surface compared to liquid fertiliser that has been applied to the surface.

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Mackay

Gerry Deguara Trial Progress

To compare the application of liquid fertilisers sub-surface against sub-surface application of granular fertilisers at the same rate.

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Mackay

John and Phil Deguara Trial Progress

To demonstrate and measure soil health and sugarcane yield benefits from deep placement of soil ameliorants including mill mud and mill ash.

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Mackay

Neil Walpole Trial Progress

Assess the benefit of adding Serenade product to the soil by different methods.

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Wet Tropics

Drew and Greg Watson

The aim is to compare three products, Control Release, Entec, and the standard practic4e fertiliser 140S.

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Wet Tropics

Brett Coulthard 2

The aim of this project is to test the effectiveness of land smoothing using the program Ezigrade.

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Wet Tropics

Brett Coulthard 1

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

Clint Reynolds

The aim of this project is to test the effectiveness of land smoothing using the program Ezigrade.

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Wet Tropics

Anthony Marino

Using the same financial figure to purchase an Entec blend, & Spreading it accordingly

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Wet Tropics

David Morselli

This project aims to investigate the use of varying rates of mill mud banded into the planting line before plant

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Wet Tropics

Gino Zatta

To produce better sugarcane yield by improving Nutrient use efficiency.

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Wet Tropics

Tom Gilbert

To compare which microbial product will produce more yield, healthier cane and longer ratoon life.

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Wet Tropics

Richard and Robert Gherardi

This project aims to look at the effects of a long fallow (12months) bare, a long fallow (12months) with Soybeans.

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Wet Tropics

Richard Hobbs

To see how much we can reduce our nitrogen in a plant cane crop after a sun hemp fallow crop.

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Wet Tropics

Daniel Cordner

To see if it is beneficial to use Sommerlad meat chicken in rotation with cane as a viable economic source.

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Wet Tropics

Michael and Darren Reinaudo

By having cover crops during the fallow period we are hoping to add organic sources of nutrients to the soil profile which in turn will help produced a good plant cane crop which will follow through for a full crop cycle.

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Burdekin

Wilmar 3

This project aims to investigate different Nitrogen rates to determine the Nitrogen Use efficiency of some of the newer varieties in the Burdekin

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Burdekin

Wilmar

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

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Burdekin

Frank Mugica

Evaluation of herbicides under furrow irrigation.

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Burdekin

Sam Marano

To compare alternate row irrigation to watering every furrow.

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Burdekin

Sam Marano 3

Compare the water quality runoff of stool split v side dress fertiliser application.

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Burdekin

Richard Kelly 3

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

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Burdekin

Sam Marano 2

To determine whether reducing fertiliser rates on older ratoons (3R onwards) will maintain productivity, reduce grower costs and reduce the risk of applied nitrogen leaving farms.

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Burdekin

Brendan Swindley 2

To assist Burdekin growers in recording their irrigation data.

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Burdekin

Sam Marano 1

To assist Burdekin growers in recording their irrigation data.

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Burdekin

Paul Villis 2

To assist Burdekin growers in recording their irrigation data.

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Burdekin

Frank Mugica

To assist Burdekin growers in recording their irrigation data.

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Burdekin

Christian Lago

To assist Burdekin growers in recording their irrigation data.

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Burdekin

Brian Langdon Completed Trial

To assist Burdekin growers in recording their irrigation data.

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