International Sugar Journal

Wax-coated superhydrophobic sand increases crop productivity and water-use efficiency in arid regions [Full subscriber]

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a simple, biodegradable ground cover — wax-coated sand — which keeps soil wet and increases crop yields.

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Jamaican government to invest over US$7.8 mln in the sugar industry [Registered]

The Jamaican government is planning to invest more than JM$1 billion (US$7.8 mln) through the Sugar Transformation Project to develop a sustainable private-sector-led sugar industry, according to local press reports.

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China – Cane production to be boosted through increasing acreage of irrigated crop [Registered]

Only 6% of the cane crop in southern Guangxi is currently irrigated, according to the 2015-2020 sugar production plan released recently by the country’s top economic planner, the National Developemnt and Reform Commission (NDRC).

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