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

New career research awards to grow innovation and capability in the Australian sugar industry

sra8 October 2014
Sugar Research Australia

Sugar Research Australia Limited (SRA) is inviting applications for Early-career and Mid-career Researcher (ECR/MCR) Awards to encourage innovative research ideas, and to enhance the capability of the research sector that supports the Australian sugar industry. Continue reading

Cairns Bulk Sugar Terminal celebrates 50 years

1.QSL past and present employees join together to celebrate 50 years.

QSL past and present employees join together to celebrate 50 years

3 October 2014

The Far North Queensland sugar industry marked a significant milestone today, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cairns Bulk Sugar Terminal (BST).

The terminal was officially opened by the Queensland Premier Sir Francis Nicklin on Saturday 3 October, 1964, with its first bulk sugar cargo despatched to Japan aboard the Sally Stove.

Costing £3.23 million to construct, the new bulk sugar facility featured a wharf, transfer station, ancillary buildings and a storage shed boasting a capacity of 100,000 tonnes of raw sugar. Continue reading