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

Rodney Hindle Final Report

Minimise use of residual herbicide whilst maintaining adequate weed control.

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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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Daryl Thomsett Final Report

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

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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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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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Joe Muscat Final Report

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

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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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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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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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Craig Keating Final Report

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

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Tony Jeppesen Final Report

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Brett Coulthard 2

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

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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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Clint Reynolds

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

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Anthony Marino

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

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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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Gino Zatta

To produce better sugarcane yield by improving Nutrient use efficiency.

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Tom Gilbert

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

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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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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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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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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

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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Burdekin

Richard Kelly 2

To calibrate GDots to sugarcane growth to give growers more confidence to use them for irrigations scheduling. To encourage the adoption of GDots as an irrigation scheduling tool.

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Burdekin

Christian Lago

To calibrate GDots to sugarcane growth to give growers more confidence to use them for irrigations scheduling. To encourage the adoption of GDots as an irrigation scheduling tool

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Burdekin

Robert Zandonadi

To utilise radio base stations and radio, wireless technology to alert grower to finished sets, reducing run off and water wastage.

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Burdekin

Paul Villis

To utilise radio base stations and radio, wireless technology to alert grower to finished sets, reducing run off and water wastage.

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Burdekin

Wilmar Block 70

Establish the optimum time to reapply irrigation water following a Metribuzin application

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Burdekin

Wayne Dal Santo 2

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

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Burdekin

Wayne Dal Santo

To assess the runoff characteristics of Isoxaflutole (DKN) and Imazapic under furrow irrigation conditions in the Burdekin.

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Burdekin

Con Christofides

To assess the runoff characteristics of Isoxaflutole (DKN) and Imazapic under furrow irrigation conditions in the Burdekin

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Burdekin

Bryan Langdon

To utilise radio base stations and radio, wireless technology to alert grower to finished sets, reducing run off and water wastage.

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Mackay

JOHN FOX

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

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Mackay

ALLAN MATSEN

To reduce the amount of nutrient applied following low rates of mill mud without negatively impacting growth.

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Wet Tropics

DANIEL PANTOVIC

Evaluate Entec Fertiliser to reduce nitrogen

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Wet Tropics

MICHAEL RENAUDO

To improve calcium uptake of plant which will hopefully give us a better cane yield.

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STEPHEN ACCORNERO

To improve calcium uptake of plants for better cane yield.

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STEPHEN ACCORNERO

Profitability of corn as a rotation crop

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Mackay

ROB SLUGGETT

Adoption of precision agriculture

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Mackay

JOE MUSCAT

Seven principles of a successful agribusiness

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