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.
Variable rate fertiliser.
Minimise use of residual herbicide whilst maintaining adequate weed control.
To assess the efficacy of imidacloprid applied at varying rates.
Investing in innovation, improving water management.
To determine the rate of nitrogen reduction possible on a plant cane crop following a soybean fallow affected by severe flooding.
To evaluate the reduction of nutrients on late-harvested crops which have a lower yield potential
To evaluate the application of reduced nutrients on old ratoons, with a low yield potential, that will be ploughed out.
The aim of telemetry is to use sensors to detect changes in soil moisture and in turn automatically inform the grower when adequate soil moisture is achieved or when irrigation must be applied.