This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country
 

Reducing the Off-Farm Impact of Fertiliser Application in Sugarcane (2003 - 2005)

Main proponent:     WRICMA
Cash funding:   Natural Heritage Trust/ Envirofund
Other proponents:   BSES Limited, CANEGROWERS Proserpine, Whitsunday Shire Council
In kind funding:   Whitsunday Shire Council

Project outline:

The Reducing the Off-Farm Impact of Fertiliser Application in Sugarcane Projects sought to provide a means to minimise the movement of fertiliser off-farm by tailoring fertiliser applications to suit specific farm and soil requirements. Fertiliser trials and soil analyses were conducted to determine fertiliser requirements for specific soils in the Whitsunday area. The project also promoted regular soil analyses to determine fertiliser requirements of cane paddocks. Other cane growing districts produced similar booklets following this project.

Project achievements and outcomes:

A booklet containing fertiliser guidelines for commonly occurring local soils was made available to all growers in the Whitsunday area.



 
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