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Sugarcane.

Author: Glyn James; Frank Blackburn
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 2004.
Series: World agriculture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glyn James; Frank Blackburn
ISBN: 063205476X 9780632054763 9788126545872 8126545879
OCLC Number: 51837990
Notes: Previous ed. published as: Sugar-cane / Frank Blackburn. London : Longman, 1984.
Description: vii, 216 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foreword.Preface.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.Diseases.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; Conclusion.Project Planning.Introduction; The role of the consultant; Pre-feasibility study; Feasibility study; Further reading.Author Index.Subject Index
Series Title: World agriculture series.

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