International Sugar Journal

New applications through drip systems enable environmentally-friendly sugarcane growing techniques* [Full subscriber]

Subsurface drip irrigation has been in use in sugarcane for more than twenty years. The first generation was for irrigation only, the second generation started soon after with the application of fertilisers through the drip system. This work presents the third generation of subsurface drip used for delivering a wide range of materials directly to the root system’s environment. The aim of this work was to evaluate new environmentally safe application methods for various agricultural practices utilising the drip irrigation system. Among the new applications is the use of drip as a delivery system for pest control; a trial conducted…

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