International Sugar Journal

Knowledge, an underexploited input for increasing not only cane productivity [Full subscriber]

Increasing cane productivity continues to be one of the greatest challenges in the sugar industry against the backdrop of yield stagnation. Expansion in cane production will largely have to come from increasing productivity as expanding current areas and or identifying suitable new cane-producing areas become less of an option. Unlike the sugar beet sector, particularly in the EU and USA where beet productivity rates at farms are on average around 30% less than those obtained at research stations, the probable divide between cane yield differences at a farm and research station, is markedly higher. This paper argues that one of…

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