QSL calls for true sugar industry competition

qsl23 October 2014 

Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) Chairman Mike Carroll has called for the Queensland sugar industry’s marketing arrangements to be opened to competition, stating the purpose of deregulation was to dismantle artificial monopolies and create a market dynamic, not to replace statutory marketing authorities with private monopolies. Continue reading

Have your say on biosecurity regulations

QLD GOVBiosecurity Queensland

Queenslanders can now have their say on how biosecurity is managed

Biosecurity Queensland General Manager of Strategy and Legislation Patrick Bell said proposed changes to biosecurity regulations were now open for public comment.

Biosecutiry Queensland is also hosting a range of webinars for participants keen to learn more about the proposed changes (including sugarcane). For more information, please click here.

Pre-order your copy of SRA’s 2014 Irrigation of Sugarcane Manual

Irrigation manualIn many districts irrigation is one of the key drivers to maximising productivity. Research trials have consistently shown that it is possible to grow 10 tonnes of cane for each ML of irrigation water applied.

Available in November this new industry resource provides useful information to help growers experienced in irrigation, and those new to irrigation practices, make informed decisions about irrigating to maximise on-farm yield.

The manual provides easy to follow advice on soil water; the response of sugarcane to irrigation; water quality; irrigation system and scheduling; drainage; and the economics of irrigation.

If you’d like to receive a printed copy please email communications@sugarresearch.com.au