Sugar accumulation in early and late maturing varieties of sugarcane as influenced by different dates of planting

Srivastava, R.P.; Singh, S.P.; Agarwal, M.L.; Singh, R.G.; Gupta, S.C.; Singh, G.P.

Indian Sugar 48(6): 431-439


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-6428
Accession: 003288544

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Early and late-maturing sugarcane cultivars were planted in autumn, spring and summer at sites in Uttar Pradesh. Percentage sucrose in juice of early-maturing cultivars was highest in the autumn-planted crops until March. There was a greater difference between autumn- and spring-planted crops than between spring- and summer-planted crops. It is suggested that early-maturing cultivars should be harvested early in the crushing season to obtain better sugar recovery and to free the cane field for other crops.