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Trash management effects on sugarcane growth, yield and water use for Brazilian and Australian farming systems

Grant number: 14/19410-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2015
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Agricultural Meteorology
Principal Investigator:Fabio Ricardo Marin
Grantee:Leandro Garcia da Costa
Supervisor abroad: Peter John Thorburn
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : CSIRO Agriculture, Australia  
Associated to the scholarship:13/16511-4 - Influence of crop residues on water consumption, growth and yield of irrigated sugarcane, BP.DR


Sugarcane is one of the most important Brazilian agricultural crops as source of food, fuel and feedstock. The physiological knowledge on water consumption can lead to increased productivity, besides providing sugarcane cultivation in areas where irrigation is essential. This project aims to investigate the effects of sugarcane trash blanket on water relations of Brazilian and Australian farming system, with the support of experimental data and APSIM-Sugar crop model. Options for water saving and better irrigation strategies will be evaluated for regions where data were collected as well as for other places where sugarcane usually grows under irrigation. (AU)