• Sugarcane Agronomy

No matter how high a variety gives the yield if they are not grown under optimum conditions of cultivation and maintenance, the yield of the crop will not improve. Agronomy section focuses crop production technology which can give higher cane yield and recovery for a sugarcane variety. Land preparation, plant population, row spacing, fertilizer application and seed rates are common research components of the section for a particular variety. Apart from that, experiments on intercropping different crops with sugarcane comes under the jurisdiction of the agronomy section.
Recently, a project was conducted on chipped bud technology of sugarcane cultivation. The cost of seed is reduced to almost 1/10th per acre for the current sugarcane varieties through using the chipped bud technology.

 

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