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.
The September 2022 editions of our newsletters, Ingede and The Link are now available.
A new version of PurEst was release in February 2020. This update refines the spray date guide so that there are no inconsistencies between the smartphone app recommendations and SASRI Information Sheets....
SASRI’s latest publication, ‘Controlled Infield Traffic in Sugarcane Production’ is now available for download. The term ‘controlled traffic’ refers to a system that keeps wheels away from the sugarcane stools and restricts them to the traffic zones...
In this edition of The Link, SASRI scientists Drs Stuart Rutherford, Malcolm Keeping and Iona Basdew offer recommendations for the detection and management of yellow sugarcane aphid (Sipha flava). Senior Plant Pathologist, Sharon McFarlane,......
The 2022 edition of SASRI Mechanisation Reports 1 & 2 are now available. Report 1 has information and examples that will help in estimating the total cost of operating individual machines or complete machinery systems. Report 2 deals with...
Kicking off the new year, the January edition of The Link offers guidance on cane quality management in carry-over crops this season. In this edition...