The wise use of ripeners in sugarcane prior to harvest will increase sucrose content and minimize the losses in tonnage.
The 2016 Sugarcane Research Annual Report is broken down into smaller sections for your review. Each PDF document can be accessed by selecting the links provide
Sugarcane is the highest-valued row crop grown in Louisiana. For sugarcane production to continue to thrive in Louisiana, responsible management of soil and water resources should be a priority. This guide lists the Best Management Practices (BMPs) to use in Louisiana sugarcane production. (PDF Format Only)
The number one priority should be the soil pH.
Around the world, sugarcane is usually planted as stalk sections or “billets.” In Louisiana, whole stalks have traditionally been planted due to stalk rots and environmental stress.
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