International Sugar Journal

Challenges of cane ripening using Corsair (fluazifop-p-butyl) and Moddus (trinexapac-ethyl) to improve sucrose content in sugarcane at Ramu Agri Industries Limited (RAIL), Papua New Guinea* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The use of chemical ripeners to improve sucrose content in sugarcane has been used in several sugar industries around the world. Chemical ripeners have not been used consistently on a commercial scale at Ramu Agri Industries Limited (RAIL) Papua New Guinea (PNG), due to a lack of in-situ research into their potential benefits and disadvantages under local conditions. Replicated field experiments were conducted at RAIL between 2014 and 2016 to evaluate the effects of Corsair (fluazifop-p-butyl) and Moddus (trinexapac-ethyl) on sucrose content and sugar production in three major varieties (Q198A, B72177 and R570) at varying spray to harvest intervals…

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