CHRIS AND SONYA HESP

Banded mill mud.

Who: Chris and Sonya Hesp

Location: Mulgrave

Banded mill mud. Chris and Sonya Hesp Archive Trial

Background

 

Chris could see the potential benefits of improved crop yields, soil health and water quality if mill mud application was viable; however it has not typically been economical to apply mill mud in the Mulgrave farming area because of its distance from the Invicta mill.

The results will give a better understanding of how to manage mill by-products to improve water quality while maintaining production measures such as yield, CCS and tonnes of sugar

produced per hectare. Identify the most sustainable method of management for mill by-products nitrogen and phosphorus movement off farm can be reduced while utilising this valuable resource.