Cultivation of Sugarcane Varieties with High Sugar Percentage
Earlier, under the command area of factory, late variety Co 8011 was growing in 70% of the cultivable area. Due to best efforts on cane development by the factory, it is replaced with Mid late variety Co86032, and along the river belt, one more flood tolerant variety Co 91010 is also growing. Now days, this variety is not accepted by the factories because of more trash percentage. Presently, along with these varieties some of the predominant early varieties are also growing like CoC 671, Co 92005 and Co 18024.
Areas where CoC 671, Co 92005 and Co 18024 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