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Long-term Ingham and Mackay farming system experiments: comparisons between permanent non-tilled beds and re-formed beds

Garside, A.L. and Poggio, M.J. and Park, G. and Salter, B. and Perna, J. (2009) Long-term Ingham and Mackay farming system experiments: comparisons between permanent non-tilled beds and re-formed beds. In: 31st Annual Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT) Conference Proceedings. Ballina, NSW. 5 - 8th May. Curran Associates, Inc., 282 -295.

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Abstract

Experiments involving row spacing and tillage, originally established in Mackay and Ingham in 2001, were planted to a second cycle of sugarcane in 2006 following a soybean break. Despite large yield differences, economic analysis indicated that there would be little difference in gross margins because of the much higher costs of the tilled system. It is concluded that without GPS guidance, as was the case with these experiments, cane yields are likely to be reduced with no tillage but these problems may well be overcome by implementing minimum strategic tillage to remove compaction from the planting row.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Agriculture and Food
Additional Information:© Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT).
Keywords:Nutrition; soil compaction; tillering; water stress; nutrition; crops; pasture; production.
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Farm economics. Farm management. Agricultural mathematics
Deposited On:20 Feb 2012 04:53
Last Modified:01 Mar 2012 01:56

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