Ray Zamora

Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Ray Zamora

Location: Tully

Improve Soil health by growing multiple species in the cane interspace

The cane interspace becomes quite hard and compacted due to harvesting machinery. By growing multiple species in the sugarcane interspace, it has the potential to reduce the amount of herbicide required to grow the crop, improve water penetration and soil structure in the interspace due to the root structure of some of the species used and there may be some nitrogen benefit depending on the species.