Wayne Scougall

Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Wayne Scougall

Location: Mulgave

Utilise compost as an alternative form of Nitrogen

Previous research conducted by SRA, has shown the source of Compost that is available to growers in the Mulgrave is capable of sustaining plant and ratoon crops of cane. However the rates used were quite high.

Correct utilization of the Compost into the farming system could greatly reduce the reliance on the synthetic sources of Nitrogen, however, synthetic phosphorus and potassium may need to be applied, as these are not present at any significant levels in the compost, and over time, the soils will become depleted if only compost is used.