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Future Precision Ag Technology Showcased

A recent SPAA (Society of Precision Agriculture Australia) workshop in Ingham highlighted some of the latest developments taking place in precision agriculture.  Cane growers from across the Wet Tropics attended the SPAA workshop where leading Australian researchers and advisors who are using and studying PA technology, showed how it can be used to improve management across…
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Bean planter the way forward

A bean planter is the next step for Ingham cane farmer Mark Zatta whose farm has become a trial area for legume fallow crops. Mark manages 440ha of cane land that has been in the family for 70 years. “This land had grown cane back-to-back year-in year-out,’’ he said.  “Leaving bare fallow wasn’t enough –…
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Breaking New Ground in Planting

Euramo cane grower Ray Zamora is breaking new ground this cane-planting season – with modified machinery and a cover crop still in the soil. In an industry-first, the fourth-generation farmer has modified a dual row double disc planter to include a crimp roller and other componentry so he can achieve zero-till planting on his family’s…
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Maifredi’s Find Ways to Reduce Bagged Fertiliser

Brothers Russell and Steven Maifredi have seen their fair share of cane crops as fourth-generation farmers who are also contract planters, fertilisers and sprayers in the Tully region. The pair run farms bordering the Tully and Murray rivers, and work at more than 10 other properties around the district. In the last eight years, they…
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