2019/20 SASRI Progress Report now available!

This Progress Report provides an overview of SASRI’s achievements throughout a challenging 2019/20 season. The report provides insights into the many challenges that SASRI has been faced with and highlights some of the remarkable outcomes that have been delivered despite the financial constraints imposed on the institute…

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FAS Report Guides

The Fertiliser Agricultural Laboratory offers soil, leaf, water sources and salinity status analyses for a diverse range of crops at a competitive rate. It is vital that the grower/client understands every detail in these reports as there is value in each test that FAS runs on samples. As a result, FAS has created user guides to assist with understanding each of the packages that are on offer.

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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.

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Focus on Crop Nutrition

Nutrient deficiencies are one of the most common causes of poor plant growth, pest and disease susceptibility and inadequate crop yields. These deficiencies are often a result of poor or incorrect fertiliser application. To assist with understanding more about the various nutrients, we have revamped our Nutrition series of Information Sheets.

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Going Bats About Eldana!

Over the last two or three seasons, the topic of eldana control in the Midlands has been largely dominated by chemical control. Whilst this is an effective way of maintaining control of eldana populations, there are many growing concerns…

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InfoPack Disc

The InfoPack disc that was previously published by SASRI on an annual basis has been discontinued.
You will now be able to find all InfoPack content by selecting Knowledge Hub from the menu on this website.

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Ingede May 2021

SASRI’s isiZulu newsletter Ingede May 2021 now available This edition includes a message from Thulani Masondo, the SASRI Extension Manager for small-scale and land reform growers, where he provides topical tips for the coming months. These include preparing for opening of the mills, choosing a contractor, preventing soil erosion, practising field hygiene, preserving sugarcane quality,…

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