Projects

Annual trial results and personal profiles of the innovative leaders in the Queensland sugar industry, backed up by the technical data of previous case studies.

Wet Tropics
Enhanced efficiency fertiliser
January / 2017
Burdekin
Reduced nitrogen on late cut final ratoon block
January / 2017

All Projects

Burdekin

ROBERT ZANDONADI

November / 2016-2017

This project aims to investigate the effects of irrigating cane in an alternating fashion and assess any positive or negative yield increases or decreases, as well as analyse the costs associated with the change in irrigation practice.

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Burdekin

RICHARD KELLY

September / 2016-2019

This project aims to investigate different nitrogen rates to determine the nitrogen Use efficiency of some of the newer varieties in the Burdekin.

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Burdekin

PETER McDONNELL

November / 2016-2019

This project aims develop a low cost wirelesss moisture sensor that can be installed in the middle of a cane field and transmit wirelessly back to a base station which will then display values on a website.

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Burdekin

BRYAN LANGDON

September / 2016-2019

To develop a site-specific nitrogen reduction rate that the grower can implement on their blocks that are irrigated with underground water high in nitrates.

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Burdekin

Brendan Swindley

September / 2016-2019

To develop a site-specific nitrogen reduction rate that the grower can implement on their blocks that are irrigated with underground water high in nitrates.

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Mackay

Manuel Muscat

January / 2018

Mixing it up to reduce erosion.

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Mackay

STEVE YOUNG

December / 2016-2019

To use low cost sensors on haul-out vehicles to produce cane yield maps to further improve the availability and accuracy of VR maps to growers.

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Mackay

NEIL WALPOLE

November / 2016-2019

Assess the benefit of adding Serenade product to the soil by different methods .

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Mackay

JOHN AND HELEN PASTEGA

August / 2017-2019

To lower the amount of imidacloprid applied per hectare by using variable rate technology, whilst maintaining adequate grub control.

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