Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management

Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management

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This volume is intended for reference by the commercial sugar cane grower. Disciplines are covered for the successful production of a sugar cane crop. A number of good books exist on field practices related to the growing of sugar cane. Two examples are R.P. Humbert's The Growing of Sugar Cane and Alex G. Alexander's Sugarcane Physiology. Volumes of technical papers, produced regularly by the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, are also a source of reference. Perhaps foremost, local associations, such as the South African Sugar Technologists' Association, do excellent work in this regard. In my forty-five years of experience with the day-to-day problems of producing a satisfactory crop of sugar cane, deciding what should be done to produce such a crop was not straightforward. Although the literature dealing with specific subjects is extensive, I tried to consolidate some of the material to provide the man in the field with information, or an overview of the subject matter.As far as costs are concerned, in principle the operational sections purchase these services. This means that the research budget as authorised by management is to be included in the overall hudget and should be seen as overhead ... Depending on the size of the operation, the Research Manager or Senior Agronomist, is supported by research officers, in charge, respectively of field work, crop control, anbsp;...


Title:Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management
Author: H. Bakker
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1999-08-31
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