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Sugar Cane Harvest Process

PROCESS FOR HARVESTING SUGAR CANE
There are different procedures for handling the harvest for sugar cane production. It begins by preparing the land and soil, planting, weed control, fertilization, irrigation, pests control and flowering inhibitors.

OBJECTIVE: To produce raw material for the sugar mill..
MAIN WORK OF HARVESTING MANAGEMENT

 

FARM DESIGN
To establish, based on the topography of the land, the distribution, size and shape of the lots that will be harvested. To guarantee the best access routes, farming and harvesting conditions in order to achieve maximum productivity.

 

    
LAND PREPARATION
The purpose is to till, turn over, split and polish the ground in order to create an optimal seed bed.
 
 
PLANTING
The process of placing a vegetative seed, a variety suitable for the area, with a standard 15 viable buds per meter.
 
WEED CONTROL
To prevent the weed emerging from the seed banks that will compete with the crop for light, water and nutrients.
 
 
IRRIGATION
Artificial water supply to the ground to provide adequate humidity conditions for the crop.
 
 
FERTILIZATION
To provide essential nutrients to the crop, based on soil analysis. The main element is nitrogen.
   
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Comprehensive and environmentally friendly set of work practices to help reduce insects’ population which can cause economic losses to the crop.
 
 
USE OF APPLICATION INHIBITORS
To reduce sugar cane flowering, thus stimulating growth for higher yields.