Yield Benchmarking is the practice of measuring the performance of a field or farm by comparing it against a certain standard. Sugarcane farmers can benchmark their yields against a simulated yield potential by using our CANESIM software.
It’s important to remember that the yield estimates reflect yield potential as determined by climatic conditions, soil properties, crop information and irrigation information. It assumes ideal crop management and no pest, disease and nutrient limitations. Hence, simulated yields are often higher than actual yields produced commercially.
However, yield differences from one season to another, or between soil types, or between crop cycles etc., could provide valuable information to understand variations in actual yield. Large discrepancies could indicate possible agronomic limitations to sugarcane production.
There are three CANESIM applications available: