When you visit a raw sugar factory in Louisiana, you will see one of Louisiana’s largest, oldest and most fascinating industries in operation.
Sugarcane grows well in Louisiana's temperate climate. Breeding efforts have developed sugarcane varieties with improved cold tolerance.
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
The effects of a freeze on sugarcane in Louisiana can be mitigated by following a set of best management practices.
This page contains important links to prescribed burning of sugarcane in Louisiana.
In Louisiana, prescribed burning is widely used in sugarcane production to reduce the amount of excess plant material associated with the harvest, transportation and processing of sugarcane into raw sugar and molasses. The annual economic value of prescribed burning to the Louisiana sugarcane industry is estimated to be approximately $120 million per year. (PDF Format Only)
The use of ripeners in sugarcane prior to harvest is helpful for increasing sucrose content in early-harvested sugarcane. The following recommendations provide information for the use of Moddus for ripening sugarcane in Louisiana.