Trial: Adjustment of Nitrogen Application Rates Based on Yield Potential of Older Ratoons

Case study

Ron Telford | Proserpine

This project aims to determine the nutrient rates to be applied to match the reduced cane yield potential in older ratoons. Quite clearly, there is scope to improve the nitrogen use efficiency of older ratoons by decreasing nitrogen application rates in line with yield decline.

Aerial view of ocean and coral.
This project is coordinated on ground by Reef Catchments, made possible through funding from the Australian Government Reef Programme.

Further information

Joel Rawlins, Sustainable Agriculture.

Joel Rawlins

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