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Cropping solutions for the sugarcane farming systems of the Burdekin

Hanks, M. (2018) Cropping solutions for the sugarcane farming systems of the Burdekin. Project Report. Grains Research & Development Corporation.

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Abstract

This project studied the cropping opportunities within the sugar dominant farming systems of the Burdekin district in Queensland (QLD). Approx. 15,000ha of fallow land annually provides opportunities for growers to adopt more sustainable farming systems and grow complementary crops such as pulses in the sugarcane system. Rotations with pulses have been proven beneficial to the sugarcane system from the Sugar Yield Decline Joint Venture (SYDJV) research project.

Through a rigorous agronomy trial program, this project developed locally relevant agronomic packages for soybeans and mungbeans in tropical sugarcane systems and investigated the profitability and productivity implications of longer fallows within this system.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:Final Report
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Field crops > Sugar plants
Plant pests and diseases
Deposited On:23 Sep 2019 04:36
Last Modified:23 Sep 2019 04:36

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