The Link September 2020

This edition features several articles relevant to the planting season which has just commenced in many parts of the industry. Besides the regular features (Director’s Message, Topical Tips, Weather) there is news about the Longhorn Beetle, recommendations on maintaining late-season cane quality and the importance of diversifying your sugarcane varieties.

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SUSFARMS Version 4 now available!

The sugar industry’s Sustainable Sugarcane Farm Management System, SUSFARMS®, is a management system that has evolved into a useful tool for facilitating the production of sugarcane in a profitable, sustainable and envi­ronmentally responsible manner…

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Ripener Timing Guide

A new poster guide has just been published to assist sugarcane growers with deciding on appropriate times of the year for applying chemical ripeners, either to ripen sugarcane or for late-season quality maintenance.

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PurEst Update

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….

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Pests and Diseases

In eldana-prone areas, ensure that you have planned your IRAC-compliant insecticide spray programme on carry-over cane. You must regularly scout your cane. This will allow a good sense very early on of which fields will require spraying.

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