Crop Performance & Management

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Research Projects: Crop Performance and Management

Crop Physiology
Resource use efficiency of biomass genotypes.
Trait modelling to assist breeding for hot and dry climates.
Modelling world-wide GXE interaction.
Genetic trait model parameters for SASRI varieties.
 Development of aerial imagery methodology to inform crop stress and high throughput phenotyping (HTP).
Crop Nutrition
Nitrogen nutrition of sugarcane: using soil tests to predict nitrogen contributions from the soil organic matter.
Ntrogen nutrition of sugarcane: using soil tests to predict nitrogen contributions from the soil organic matter.

Identifying genotype by nitrogen use efficiency interactions in sugarcane for commercial application.

Measuring volatilisation losses of conventional and new nitrogen fertilizers.

Field calibration of the resin soil P tests for irrigated areas.

Development of reliable leaf nitrogen threshold values.

An investigation of the variation associated with soil sampling.
Nitrogen nutrition of sugarcane: using soil tests to predict nitrogen contributions from the soil organic matter.

Identifying genotype by nitrogen use efficiency interactions in sugarcane for commercial application.

Measuring volatilisation losses of conventional and new nitrogen fertilizers.

Field calibration of the resin soil P tests for irrigated areas.

Development of reliable leaf nitrogen threshold values.

An investigation of the variation associated with soil sampling.
Nitrogen nutrition of sugarcane: using soil tests to predict nitrogen contributions from the soil organic matter.

Identifying genotype by nitrogen use efficiency interactions in sugarcane for commercial application.

Measuring volatilisation losses of conventional and new nitrogen fertilizers.

Field calibration of the resin soil P tests for irrigated areas.

Development of reliable leaf nitrogen threshold values.

An investigation of the variation associated with soil sampling.
Nitrogen nutrition of sugarcane: using soil tests to predict nitrogen contributions from the soil organic matter.

Identifying genotype by nitrogen use efficiency interactions in sugarcane for commercial application.

Measuring volatilisation losses of conventional and new nitrogen fertilizers.

Field calibration of the resin soil P tests for irrigated areas.

Development of reliable leaf nitrogen threshold values.

An investigation of the variation associated with soil sampling.
Nitrogen nutrition of sugarcane: using soil tests to predict nitrogen contributions from the soil organic matter.

Identifying genotype by nitrogen use efficiency interactions in sugarcane for commercial application.

Measuring volatilisation losses of conventional and new nitrogen fertilizers.

Field calibration of the resin soil P tests for irrigated areas.

Development of reliable leaf nitrogen threshold values.

An investigation of the variation associated with soil sampling.
Identifying genotype by nitrogen use efficiency interactions in sugarcane for commercial application.
Measuring volatilisation losses of conventional and new nitrogen fertilizers.
Field calibration of the resin soil P tests for irrigated areas.
Development of reliable leaf nitrogen threshold values. 
Crop Ripening
Modelling of chemical ripener responses.
Regional monthly growth increments.
 Soil Health
 Long-term effects of CMS on soil quality
 Management practices to ameliorate top and subsoil acidity.
Crop Residue Management
Investigating variety and trash interactions.
An investigation into factors responsible for poor root development in many areas of the industry.
A laboratory-based Soil Health Index System for the SA sugar industry.
Water Management
Farm-level water allocation decision support program based on crop response to deficit irrigation



Farm-level water allocation decision support program based on crop response to deficit irrigation.
Climate Change
Assessing some impacts of projected climate change scenarios on the South African sugarcane industry.
Characterising past climate change and its impacts on yields.
Principal Projects
Ripener x Varieties Evaluation Project.
Burning and Trashing Principal Project.
Crop Modelling Principal Project.