Ask cane grower Robert Bonassi how he’s slashed fertiliser rates without affecting yield and he has two words – soil health. The third-generation farmer is focused on fallow crops, mill by-products and soil tests in his transition to cane that is less reliant on artificial fertilisers, and he says the journey has been both challenging…Read more
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Sugar cane grower Sam Spina says using less fertiliser has led to financial and environmental wins almost as sweet as his crop. The third-generation cane grower, who farms with his brother Michael, has made changes ranging from planting fallow crops and varying fertiliser application rates across paddocks to laser-levelling cane land and installing spoon drains.…Read more
As the planting season is rapidly approaching, now is a good time to think about starting or updating your Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) with your new soil sample results for this year’s plant. A whole of farm Nutrient Management Plan puts all your farm nutrient requirements into a single rationalised plan. It includes all your…Read more
Mill mud is a valuable resource and also a source of many questions from growers - about best practice and how to get the most out of mill by-products. Our extension team in the Tully and Murray district recently pulled together all the available information to answer common questions and share findings. What are the…Read more
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