Richard Hobbs

Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Richard Hobbs

Location: Victoria

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

Sun hemp is known for its high production of nitrogen. There is little information however about how much to reduce the Nitrogen rate after a sun hemp crop for maximum sugarcane production and CCS. We have included several different rates in this trial to see which one will produce the best yield and CCS. This is important to understand as we know that too much nitrogen can make your CCS production low and increases the chance of the cane crop lodging too early in the season. It is also beneficial to understand this in an economical sense as well.