Sugarcane crop seminar held


The average sugarcane yield in Goa is about 25 mts/ acre which is very low as compared to 50 – 60 mts in the neighbouring states.
To show the farmers how to get a higher yield in Goan conditions, Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd & Sanjivani SSK Ltd have planned to take up a demonstration on sugarcane crops in Goa.
For these demonstration plots, a variety co- 265 seedlings have been brought from Zuari Agri park, Solapur. These seedlings have been raised in polytray by using a single eye bud.
With proper management and good agriculture practices, farmers can get cane yield up to 90 – 100 mts/ acre.
To impart the training on this method of cultivation, a one day crop seminar on sugarcane was organized at Vante, Sattari, by Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd, Sanjivani SSK Ltd and Directorate of Agriculture, Goa.
Deepak Dhavlikar inaugurated the programme. In his inaugural speech, he appealed to the farmers to adopt the latest technology to increase the average cane yield to 50 – 60 mts/ acre in Goa. [H]