Nutrient management

Tools & Resources

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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Nutrient management guidelines
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Nutrient management guidelines for sugarcane in the Mackay district

Factsheet
Reef Regulations: Nitrogen and Phosphorus

The method for calculating the optimum amount of nitrogen and phosphorus to be applied to sugarcane properties regulated under the Environmental Protection Act 1994

Factsheet
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.

Factsheet
Factsheet
Central Region Sugarcane Practice Management: ABCD Management Frameworks 2021-2022

Includes soil, nutrient, chemical, water, financial/business, WHS and harvest management frameworks for the Mackay Whitsunday region.

Factsheet
Project Catalyst: Variable nitrogen rate - Mackay 2020
Farmacist

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, grower Tony Bugeja and Farmacist trialled varied N (nitrogen) rates.

Case study
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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FertFinder
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Select the right fertiliser blend

Spreadsheet
Legume N content calculator
Sugar Research Australia (SRA)

Estimate the nitrogen content of a legume crop

Spreadsheet