International Sugar Journal

‘SIX EASY STEPS’ nutrient management program: improving with maturity!* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The ‘SIX EASY STEPS’ is a comprehensive, integrated and science-based nutrient management program developed by and for the Australian sugar industry. It is recognised as the basis for promoting and adopting nutrient best management practice (BMP) in sugarcane production in Australia. It is underpinned by six logical steps that are intended for cyclical learning and continuous improvement. The program was developed using an eleven-stage framework and focuses on profitable sugarcane production without causing adverse influences on soil fertility or off-farm effects. This paper reports on initiatives that contribute to the SIX EASY STEPS program being used as intended, i.e.…

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