Cultivation of Sugarcane Varieties with High Sugar Percentage
Presently, under the command area of the factory, Co8011 variety is grown in 70% of the cultivable area and other varieties such as CoC 671, Co 86032 and Co 91010 are grown in the remaining 30% of the cultivable area. There is a need for reducing areas where Co 8011 crop is cultivated and increasing areas where short duration varieties such as CoC 671, Co 86032 and Co 91010 are grown.
Areas where CoC 671, Co 86032 and 92005 varieties are grown should be increased. Their harvesting is carried out in the months of October, November and December. It is imperative to increase the sugarcane yield per acre to 45 metric tonnes over the next three years.
The ratio of short duration and medium duration varieties should be changed to 75:25 if the targeted sugar recovery of 11.5% has to be achieved. In the available 28,000 hectares of holding land, sugarcane growing area can be increased under the sugarcane development programme