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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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Burdekin, Mackay, Wet Tropics

Promoting Soil Health

A healthy soil is productive, sustainable, and profitable.

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Burdekin, Mackay, Wet Tropics

NDVI: Satellite Imagery & Vegetation Indices

Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a measure of the amount of living green vegetation.

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Burdekin, Mackay, Wet Tropics

Mill Mud and Ash by-products

Taking advantage of mill mud and ash by-products

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Mackay

PCCCF2022BAV46 – 2022

Reducing Nitrogen Application Rates on Ratoons Including Older Ratoons While Maintaining the Farms Productivity

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Burdekin

PCCCF2022BAV45 – 2022

Reducing Nitrogen Application Rates on Ratoons Including Older Ratoons While Maintaining the Farms Productivity

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Burdekin

PCCCF2022BAV44 – 2022

Reducing Nitrogen Application Rates on Older Ratoons While Maintaining the Farms Productivity

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Burdekin

PCCCF2022BAV43 – 2022

Reducing Nitrogen Application Rates on Older Ratoons While Maintaining the Farms Productivity

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Burdekin

PCCCF2022BAV42 – 2022

Root Growth Stimulators Effect on Sugarcane Nutrient Uptake

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Burdekin

PCCCF2022BAV41 – 2022

Reducing Nitrogen Rates in Response to High Groundwater Nitrate Irrigation Water in the Burdekin

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV38 – 2022

Reduce Nitrogen Application in Sugarcane Plant Crops Across the Farm Following Productive Legume Cover Crops

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV37 – 2022

Reduce Nitrogen Application in Sugarcane Plant Crops Following Well Established and Productive Cover Crops

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV36 – 2022

Reduce Nitrogen Application in Sugarcane Plant Crops Across the Farm Following Productive Legume Cover Crops

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV35 – 2022

Reduce Nitrogen Application in Sugarcane Plant Crops Across the Farm Following Productive Legume Cover Crops

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV34 – 2022

Reduce Nitrogen Application on Old Ratoon and Lower Yielding Blocks While Maintaining the Farms Productivity

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV33 – 2022

Reduced Nitrogen Application on Old Sugarcane Ratoons and Plant Blocks Following Legume Cover Crops

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV32 – 2022

Planting of Legume Cover Crops Reducing Nitrogen Requirements to Subsequent Sugarcane Plant Crops

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV31 – 2022

Planting of Legume Cover Crops Reducing Nitrogen Requirements to Subsequent Sugarcane Plant Crops

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV29 – 2022

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Old/late cut Ratoon Blocks while maintaining the Farms Productivity

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV28 – 2022

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Old/late cut Ratoon Blocks while maintaining the Farms Productivity

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV27 – 2022

Reduce Nitrogen Application in Sugarcane Plant Crops Across the Farm Following Productive Legume Cover Crops

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV26 – 2022

Reduced Nitrogen Application on Old Sugarcane Ratoons While Maintaining Farms Productivity

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Burdekin, Mackay, Wet Tropics

Guide to Moddus Application

Moddus is a foliar absorbed plant growth regulator.

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Wet Tropics

Herbert Region Fallow Legume Crops

Herbert Region fallow legume crops.

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Mackay

Mackay WS Growing Legume and Mixed Species Fallow Crops

Growing legume and mixed species fallow crops.

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Burdekin, Mackay, Wet Tropics

EM Mapping

Electromagnetic induction (EM) mapping is a form of precision agriculture that uses a sensor to measure electrical conductivity in soils at various depths.

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Wet Tropics

Michael Waring

Assessing the use of precision agriculture technique of variable rate technology

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Wet Tropics

Mario Porta

Smarter weed control through the use of drone technology.

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Wet Tropics

Alan Pace

Prescription (zonal) application of Imidacloprid.

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Mackay

George Williams

Dynamic nutrient planning - getting nitrogen right in time and place.

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Mackay

Manuel Muscat

Match variety to soil type.

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Mackay

Gerry, Sam, and Joe Deguara

Two year fallow versus traditional one year legume fallow.

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Mackay

Frank Clayton

Low risk strategy for growing legume crops and transitioning back to cane.

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Burdekin

Denis Pozzebon

Mixed species fallow into sugarcane.

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Burdekin

Brian Langdon

Groundwater nitrate monitoring and reduced nitrogen rate trial.

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Burdekin

Andrew Cross

Investigating the effect of various nitrogen rates following a harvested legume crop.

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Wet Tropics

PCCCF2020BAV12

Refining Whole Farm Nutrient Management Planning

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Wet Tropics

Damian Wirth

Assessing Direct Drill Mixed Species Cover Crops

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Wet Tropics

Wayne Gattera

Refining Nutrient Management in Late Harvest Ratoons

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Wet Tropics

PCCCF2020BAV21

Mixed Legume Fallows and Lower N Rates in Plant Cane After a Successful Legume Crop

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Wet Tropics

PCCCF2020BAV20

Mixed Legume Fallow and EM Mapping to Apply Variable Rates of Gypsum

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Wet Tropics

PCCCF2020BAV19

Mixed Legume Follows and Lower N Rates in Plant Cane After a Successful Legume Crop

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Wet Tropics

John Padovan

Wider Row Spacing and Mixed Species Fallow

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Wet Tropics

Ben McClelland

Wider Row Spacing and Variable Rate Application

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Wet Tropics

Ray Rinaudo

Direct Drill Legume Fallow

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Wet Tropics

Phil Campagnolo

Integrated Weed & Pest Management Planning

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Wet Tropics

Peter White

Refining Whole Farm Nutrient Management Planning

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Wet Tropics

PCCCF2020BAV13

Assessing Banded Chicken Manure in Plant Cane

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Wet Tropics

PCCCF2020BAV10

Bare Fallow to Legume Fallow

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Wet Tropics

Leo and Guido Gattera

Bare Fallow to Legume Fallow

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Wet Tropics

Mark Aquilina

Bare Fallow to Legume Fallow

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Burdekin

PCCCF2020BAV4

EM Mapping to Support Implementing Precision Farm Management & Installing Irrigation Scheduling Tools

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Burdekin

PCCCF2020BAV3

EM Mapping to Support Implementing Precision Farm Management & Installing Irrigation Scheduling Tools

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Burdekin

PCCCF2020BAV2

EM Mapping to Support Implementing Precision Farm Management & Installing Irrigation Scheduling Tools

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Burdekin

Greg Macelroy

Monitoring In-Field Soil Moisture of Varying Growth Zones to Accurately Schedule Irrigation Events

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV38

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Older Ratoons

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV37

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Ratoon Blocks and Planting of Legume Crops to Fallow Blocks

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV36

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Older Ratoons

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV35

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Older Ratoons

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV34

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Older Ratoons

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV33

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Incoming Season by Planting Legume Crops to Fallow Blocks

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV32

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Older Ratoons

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV31

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Older Ratoons

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV30

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Older Ratoons

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV29

Reducing Nitrogen Application on Poor Varietal Performance Blocks

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV28

Reducing nitrogen application on older ratoons Calen

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV27

Reducing nitrogen application on older ratoons

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Mackay

PCCCF2021BAV26

Reducing nitrogen application on older ratoons

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Burdekin, Mackay, Wet Tropics

Bean Calibration Guide

A practice fact sheet for calibrating bean planters.

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Wet Tropics

Types of inoculants and things to consider when using them

A practice fact sheet for types of inoculants and things to consider when using them.

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Burdekin

Project Catalyst Summary Economics Analysis Report.

This is a summary of the Project Catalyst Full Economics Analysis Report.

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Burdekin

Project Catalyst Full Economics Analysis Report.

You can read all about the fourteen trials here.

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Mackay

John (Mac) Muscat.

Trial of the application of varied nitrogen rates.

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Mackay

Tony Bugeja

Trial of varied nitrogen rates.

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Burdekin

Warren Viero

Trial to compare liquid fertiliser with granular fertiliser applied via side dress and stool splitting.

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Mackay

Sam, Gerry, and Joe Deguara

Trial and surface and subsurface application methods of BioDunder fertiliser.

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Burdekin

Paula and Bryan Langdon

Trial of the application of reduced nitrogen rates to account for nitrates in irrigation water.

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Burdekin

Brendan Swindley

Trial of the application of a reduced nitrogen rate to account for the nitrates supplied through irrigation water.

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Wet Tropics

Alan Lynn

Trial of the application of different forms of soil ameliorants.

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Mackay

Phil Deguara

Trial of surface and subsurface application methods of mill mud and ash.

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Wet Tropics

Chris McClelland

Trial of subsurface mill mud application and reduced nitrogen rates.

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Mackay

Grant and Allan Matsen

Trial of the subsurface application of mill mud.

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Wet Tropics

Chris Condon

Trial of regenerative agriculture practices of RegenAG including a multi-species fallow.

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Wet Tropics

Lawrence and Hayden Di Bella

Trial of a number of legume and multi-species fallows.

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Mackay

Frank Clayton

Trial of a low-cost legume versus bare fallow strategy.

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Wet Tropics

Robert Zandonadi

Alternate row irrigation economics

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Burdekin

Bryan Langdon

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

Wilmar Sugar

Sub surfaced applied mill by-products.

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Wet Tropics

George Henry

Mill mud and ash subsurface to correct soil pH at depth.

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Wet Tropics

Chris Condon

Regen ag farming systems vs traditional.

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Wet Tropics

Clint Reynolds

Mixed species fallow.

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Wet Tropics

Chris McClelland

Sub surface mill mud application and nitrogen reduction.

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Wet Tropics

Wilmar Sugar

Sub surfaced applied mill by-products.

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Wet Tropics

Michael Waring

Recycled carbon materials for capturing nutrients and pesticides.

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Wet Tropics

Michael Reinaudo

Smarter weed control using drone technology.

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Wet Tropics

Alan and Rebecka Pace

Zonal application of Imidacloprid

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Wet Tropics

Alan Lynn

Ag lime products.

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Wet Tropics

Lawrence Di Bella

Mixed biodiversity legume cover crop.

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Wet Tropics

Stephen and Brendan Accornero

Variable rate phosphorus trial.

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Wet Tropics

Joseph Marano

Sub surface mill ash application.

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Wet Tropics

Adrian Darveniza

Early versus late plant in the Wet Tropics with minimum and zero tillage ground preparation.

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