Sugarcane Research Institute
Unlocking the Potential Of Sugarcane
Innovative Research in Sugarcane Agriculture
The South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI) is a world renowned agricultural research institute that contributes to the sustainability of the local sugar industry.
Research at SASRI is clustered within four multidisciplinary programmes, namely Variety Improvement, Crop Protection, Crop Performance & Management and Systems Design & Optimisation.
The SASRI research, development and innovation programme is designed to impact positively on seven industry priority areas.
Useful information about tools, services and products related to various aspects of sugarcane farming.
One of the main strengths of SASRI is our in-house extension service. A group of around 20 individual Extension Specialists are located throughout the South African sugar industry, offering advice, support and research outcomes to growers.
SASRI Extension Service also communicates grower needs to SASRI so that an appropriate research programme can be developed.
Choosing the most appropriate varieties is key to your profitably; once planted, the chosen variety will be in your fields for approximately ten years!While SASRI’s variety information sheets provide comprehensive technical information about our varieties, using them to compare specific characteristics across a large number of varieties will be cumbersome.SASRI has developed an interactive web-based […]
The September 2023 edition of The Link is now available. In this edition: SASRI Director, Terry Stanger, explores, amongst other issues...
News on using soil data to improve SSG yield estimates and on electricity load shedding solutions for sugarcane farmers.
SASRI has recently released Extension Newsletters alerting growers to the high probability of a dry summer...
The May 2023 editions of The Link and Ingede are now available...