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Mill mud and phosphorus forums gather in Tully

Mill mud and phosphorus were hot topics at forums for cane growers in Tully recently. Organised by the Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership, the events brought soil scientists Dr Phil Moody and Dr Peter Larsen to the region to talk about crop nutrition and trial results. WTSIP’s Tully district extension officer Alex Lindsay said growers…
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Spike in legume cover crops

There’s been a spike in legume cover crops in the Herbert Region with more than 25 percent of the fallow area now planted. Herbert Cane Productivity Services Limited- Manager (HCPSL) manager Lawrence Di Bella said the availability of a mounder legume planter for growers to try out on their own farms had contributed to the…
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Growers Branching Out into Peanuts as a Cash Cover Crop

Mossman’s Glen, Scott and Michael Fasano are among a handful of growers branching into peanuts as a fallow crop as they work to improve soil health and reduce fertiliser use while also developing a new stream of income. The trio harvested their first peanut crop in June and say the results have been encouraging.  …
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Cover crops: Benefits of Different Species

Cover crops have a range of benefits for soil health and nutrient management and since it's coming up to that time of year for ordering seeds, here's a rundown of the benefits of various species.          Why implement cover cropping? Increases organic matter Legumes increase soil nitrogen Enhancing nitrogen recycling Reducing soil…
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