Flowering

This season, flowering has been particularly profuse, especially in varieties prone to flowering e.g. N23, N27, N42. Heavily flowered cane should not carried over to next season and these fields should be harvested before September. As a rule of thumb, fields with more that 20% stalks flowered should NOT be carried over. Determine the percentage of flowered stalks by infield inspection. Consult your Extension Specialist for advice if seedcane fields have flowered heavily.