Sugarcane - 2nd Edition
Edited by Glyn James
From enhancing the flavour of food to providing a substrate for fermentation, sugar is renowned
worldwide for its importance as a commodity. For many centuries sugarcane has been cultivated and
developed, and we now have a huge range of crop varieties.
Hardback 224 ISBN 9780632054763
Based on Blackburn's highly successful Sugarcane, originally published in 1984, this new edition has
been fully revised and expanded by an international team of widely respected sugarcane specialists. Focussing
on the agricultural aspects of the crop, this book follows a logical progression from the botany and breeding
through to planning cultivation, control of weeds, pests and diseases, harvest management and payment for cane.
An invaluable asset to those involved in planning or running sugar estates as well as small producers
- An easy-to-follow reference for students and agriculturalists alike
- Comprehensive reference sections and further reading
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An Introduction to Sugercane
The origins and spread of sugarcane; Movement and development of the noble canes;
The ancestry of cultivated sugarcane; The early commercial cane varieties; The botany of sugarcane;
Cultivation of sugarcane; The production of sugar; Research; Developments in the twentieth century; References.
- Plant Improvement of Sugarcane
Introduction; Germplasm; Cross-pollination; Selection; Breeding objectives; Future options;
Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References.
Introduction; Principles of disease control in sugarcane; Selection of varieties for disease resistance;
Fungal diseases; Bacterial diseases; Viral diseases; Phytoplasmal diseases; References.
- Pests of sugarcane
Introduction; Stalk borers; Soil pests; Sap feeders; Leaf feeders; Vertebrate pests of sugarcane; References.
- Sugarcane Agriculture
Introduction; Systems of cultivation; Yield; Ratoons and ratooning; Land preperation; Seedcane production;
Planting; Ratoon management; Weed control in sugarcane; Irrigation and drainage; References.
- Sugarcane Agronomy
Soil management problems; Site selection; Clearing; Planning and layout; Field design; Land preperation;
Nurseries; Commercial planting; Crop management; Crop control; Harvest; Field factors and cane quality;
Ratooning; Monoculture; Specialty crops; Inter-cropping; Basic economics; References.
- Harvest Management
Pre-harvest burning; Green cane harvesting; To burn or not to burn; Unplanned cane fires;
Fire control measures; Fire control equipment; Reaping and transport; Cane storage; Co-ordination and control
of harvesting; References.
- Cane Payment Systems
Introduction; Different types of cane payments systems; Payment for
which sugar products?; Incentives to improve technical performance; Sampling and testing
of cane; Systems based on the average quality of growers' cane; Incentives to expand production;
Impact on incentives for different socio-economic groups; Recent performance of cane payment systems;
- Project Planning
Introduction; The role of the consultant; Pre-feasibility study; Feasibility study; Further reading.
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