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Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management

By: H Bakker

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #100860 | ISBN: 0306461196
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This text covers the sugar cane plant, crop production and services, the latter comprising engineering, research and administration. It aims at providing the reader with information regarding the cost-effective production of a good crop of sugar cane. The significance of the book is the provision of practical information for the farmer engaged in the production of the crop. The cultivation and management of sugar cane is discussed, with emphasis given to cultivation and management practices. Supporting services of agricultural engineering and research are given special attention.


1. The Origins of Sugar Cane. 2. The Morphology of the Sugar Cane Plant. 3. The Development of the Sugar Cane Plant. 4. The Growth of Sugar Cane. 5. Chemical Composition of the Cane Plant. 6. Sugar Cane Ripening. 7. Environmental Aspects. 8. Soil Development. 9. The Properties of Soils. 10. Soil Moisture. 11. Plant and Soil Moisture. 12. Sugar Cane Production. 13. Sugar Cane Production Technology. 14. Harvest and Transport. 15. Cane Flowering. 16. Weeds. 17. Diseases of Sugar Cane. 18. Pests of Sugar Cane. 19. Agricultural Materials. 20. Land and Soil Management. 21. Agricultural Equipment. 22. Agricultural Workshops. 23. Irrigation and Drainage Infrastructure. 24. Research. 25. Outgrowers' Development Services. 26. The Planning of Operations and Budgets. 27. Administration. 28. Operational Cost and Progress Control. 29. Personnel. 30. Job Descriptions. 31. Management. 32. Computerisation. 33. Annex. List of Figures. List of Tables. Index.

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