Tully Sugar prides itself with having a long history of employing apprentices from the local community.
Pre-emergent herbicides are applied once planting is completed, before the crop starts to grow. These herbicides don’t stop weeds germinating, but once the weeds have germinated and broken through the soil surface they die off.
Sugarcane is planted as billets or “setts”, small pieces of cane usually about 150-200mm long that have one or two “eyes”.
Tully Sugar Limited pride themselves in presenting their Annual donations every year to the Aged Care Organisations in the community.
The crushing season 2021 is going to be a very interesting one, with a rather different lead up given the amount of rain that fell in April.
This year we are starting sampling earlier to offer growers the chance to sample crops where Moddus crop ripener may be used.
Pokkah Boeng is a minor disease but it can look bad and can cause alarm when it occurs.
In 2020 Q208 was again our main variety. Back in 2015 it was supplying close to 50% of the crop, but such reliance on one variety can be an issue in any agricultural production system as it can lead to disease outbreaks.
Recently some new mill mud and Ash demo sites have been established in Tully with an emphasis on maintaining yield of certain varieties.
Pachymetra Root Rot is a root disease caused by a fungus which can impact all areas of the sugar industry value chain.