EEF60 Project

The EEF60 project is the most extensive evaluation of EEFs ever to be undertaken in the Australian sugarcane industry and reflects a collaborative partnership between sugarcane growers, CANEGROWERS, Sugar Research Australia, regional productivity services and agricultural economists from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. It was designed to test EEFs on 60 sugarcane farms, located between Bundaberg and Mossman, over three harvests. The trials evaluated the performance of EEFs relative to conventional fertilisers by measuring cane and sugar yield, Commercial Cane Sugar (CCS), grower profitability, NUE, crop N content, fertiliser uptake efficiency, post-harvest soil N and water quality (N leaching and runoff).