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Planting Time

Sugarcane is grown under diverse agro-climatic conditions in the world. Therefore there is a considerable variation in the planting dates. The optimum planting periods in different countries are presented in Table 8.

  

Table 8. Recommended Planting Time in Different Countries

 

S.No.

Country

Season

Planting time

1

Brazil

Central-South

May to October

Northeastern

September to March

2

India

Tropical

October to March

Subtropical

September to April

3

China

---

November to April

4

USA

Hawaii

Year round

Southeastern

August to March

5

Mexico

---

November to June

6

South Africa

---

May to November

7

Australia

---

June to December

7

Argentina

---

May to November

8

Cuba

---

November to May

9

Thailand

---

June to July and November

10

Philippines

---

October to May

11

Pakistan

---

February to March

 

 

Machinery Planting

Due to increase in labour scarcity use of cane planting machinery is on the rise in different countries not only to achieve efficiency in planting operation but also to save fuel expenses and time to cover large areas. Several types of planting machinery have been developed in different countries to suit the local conditions.

 

Research on depth of soil cover over seed cane indicates that soil cover in excess of four inches can cause yield losses. Growers should use a covering tool that will cover the cane without pushing the cane closer than the width it was planted. Packing of rows should be done immediately after covering.

In the picture: Planted Cane and Sett Coverage Using Machine

 

 

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