Werner Family

Region: Mackay

Who: Werner Family

Location: Septimus


Assessment of sub-surface applied mill mud as a component of a seasonal nutrient program in Sugarcane

The study site paddock of 3.04 hectares has been under sugarcane production for approximately 20 years.

The Werner family has developed a single row mill mud applicator with the capacity to sub-surface band apply the product at reduced rates of 30 ton/ha. Sub-surface application banded on either side of the stool would mitigate potential loss through run-off. In addition sub-surface placement of the product would facilitate nutrient cycling of nutrients through beneficial soil organisms.