Increase productivity

Tools & Resources

Sugarcane Yield Monitor
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Increase productivity in areas with higher yield potential or increase efficiency and maximise profitability in areas where productivity is unlikely to increase.

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6 Easy Steps
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

The SIX EASY STEPS is a comprehensive, integrated and science-based nutrient management program that is recognised by industry and government as nutrient best practice. Itis the foundation of the Australian sugar industry’s nutrient and fertiliser guidelines.

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Australian Sugarcane Nutrition Manual
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

The manual is designed to be a practical guide and reference on most aspects of sugarcane nutrition.

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SRA Irrigation of Sugarcane Manual
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

A comprehensive manual addressing irrigation, water quality, soil, irrigation systems, irrigation scheduling, improving irrigation efficiencies, drainage, economics and technical information.

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Project Catalyst: Subsurface mud ash - Mackay 2020

Growers participating in Project Catalyst trials worked with economists from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to identify costs and benefits of the trials. In this study, grower Phil Deguara and Farmacist examined surface and subsurface application methods of Mill Mud (mud) and Ash on two demonstration plots.

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Project Catalyst: Staggered nitrogen rate - Mackay 2020
Catchment Solutions

Growers participating in Project Catalyst trials worked with economists from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to identify costs and benefits of the trials. In this study, John Muscat and DAF (assisted by Farmacist) trialed the application of varied Nitrogen (N) rates.

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Project Catalyst: Legume fallow - Proserpine 2020
Catchment Solutions

Project Catalyst growers worked with economists from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to identify costs and benefits of their trials. In this study, Frank Clayton and Farmacist trialled a low-cost legume versus bare fallow strategy.

Case study
Smartcane BMP
Mackay Area Productivity Services (MAPS)

Smartcane BMP is a program for you to document and celebrate the way you farm. It includes eight modules with simple checklists to help identify opportunities for improvement, with local facilitators available to help put these in place.

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Farm Economic Analysis Tool (FEAT)

FEAT is a free online tool that evaluates the impact of farm management decisions.

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Harvest Mate app

Harvest Mate is a new harvesting decision support tool.

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Pour Rate Ready Reckoner – Harvester flow rate
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Harvesting efficiency to reduce cane loss and improve cane quality.

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FertFinder
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Select the right fertiliser blend

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Cogcalibrator
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Make calibrating a cog driven fertiliser applicator easier.

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Legume N content calculator
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Estimate the nitrogen content of a legume crop

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IrrigWeb

A sugarcane irrigation scheduling tool

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Irrigation Hydraulic Assessor (USQ)

A simple graphical tool for calculating the friction and minor losses that occur in your irrigation mainline.

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Soil Health Toolbox
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Soil health is vital for optimising productivity, profitability, and sustainability. The toolbox provides practical resources for improved soil health.

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Precision Planter for Loan
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

SRA Mackay is supporting growers to trial growing complementary fallow crop soybeans using the SRA Precision Planter. The planter can plant through a trash blanket and cultivated ground. To trial the precision planter contact: Stephanie Duncan 0459 863 298 or Dylan Wedel 0490 029 387

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Moisture probe for loan
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Improving Irrigation for growers in Mackay, Plane Creek and Proserpine. To trial the moisture probe contact: Stephanie Duncan 0459 863 298 or Dylan Wedel 0490 029 387

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CaneCalcs

SRA’s Canecalcs.com is a great starting point for calculating if your farm’s irrigation is profitable.

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