International Sugar Journal

Exploitation and application of improved farming-systems technologies in sugarcane production in China* [Full subscriber]

Abstract This paper summarizes the achievements in exploiting and comprehensively applying modernized sugarcane farming-systems technologies in China. Since the 1980s, China has developed a series of advanced and appropriate farming technologies in commercial sugarcane production, and has adopted these practices since the 1990s. These technologies include deep-ploughing and soil preparation, plastic-film mulching, a prescription fertilizer system, trash retention in fields, water-efficient irrigation, use of pathogen-free healthy seed-cane, rationalised application of vinasse, chemical ripening, in-field machine operation, and comprehensive control of diseases, pests, weeds and rats. The exploitation and comprehensive application of the new sugarcane farming-systems technologies have promoted the Chinese…

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