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Nutrition : Liming under minimum or reduced tillage conditions

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South African Sugarcane: Research Institute

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Many acid soils of the hinterland and Natal Midlands on which cane is grown are situated on slopes in excess of 20%, and often have toxic levels of aluminium thus requiring lime. Under these conditions, minimum tillage practices are required to reduce soil loss and water runoff. However, the incorporation of lime under these conditions is extremely difficult.

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South African Sugarcane: Research Institute, 1998.

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South Africa

Agrovoc terms: 

  • Tillage

Identification and Management of the Soils of the South African Sugar Industry

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South African Sugar Association Experiment Station

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Knowing the soils that occur on a sugarcane farm and understanding how and why they differ will assist growers in deciding how to manage the crop more effectively under different soil bioclimatic conditions and help to increase farm productivity and profitability in harmony with environmental issues. Cane grows well on good soils with relatively little management, but greater knowledge is required of the many poor soils in the sugar industry if they are to be conserved and managed in the best way possible.

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Mount Edgecornbe, South African Sugar Association Experiment Station, 1999.

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South Africa

Agrovoc terms: 

  • soil
  • sugar industry
  • Sugarcane

Compaction

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South African Sugarcane Research Institute - SASRI

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With the increased use of heavy mechanical equipment, compaction has become an important factor in sugarcane production in South Africa. Infield haulage vehicles and, to a lesser extent, tillage implements, re-orientate and compress soil particles so that pores are reduced in size and number, and bulk density increases.

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South African Sugarcane Research Institute, 2002.

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Agrovoc terms: 

  • Sugarcane
  • soil compaction

Module 3.7 Soil Conservation: Layout

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Regulations under the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act Farmers must comply with the Regulations published under section 29 of the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act as promulgated in GN R 1048 Government Gazette 10029 of 25 May 1984, as amended. NB: The Better Management Practices developed for sugarcane and detailed under Modules 3.6: Environmental Conservation and 3.7: Soil Conservation Layout are designed to meet the requirements of the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act. In most circumstances, farmers who implement the BMPs would meet the general requirements of the Regulations.

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South Africa

Agrovoc terms: 

  • erosion
  • cane sugar

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