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    DescriptionFrom 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 developed, and we now have a huge range of crop varieties. Based on Blackburn's highly successful Sugarcane, originally published in 1984, this new edition has been fully revised and expanded by an international team of widely respected sugarcane specialists. Focussing on the agricultural aspects of the crop, this book follows a logical progression from the botany and breeding through to planning cultivation, control of weeds, pests and diseases, harvest management and payment for cane. An invaluable asset to those involved in planning or running sugar estates as well as small producers An easy-to-follow reference for students and agriculturalists alike Comprehensive reference sections and further reading


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    Title
    Sugarcane
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Glyn James
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 740 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780632054763
    ISBN 10: 063205476X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: TVK
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: HEA017000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: CKB015000, TEC012000
    B&T Approval Code: C70400000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070010, TEC003030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 633.61
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003010
    LC classification: SB231 .S843 2004, SB231
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: GBC, MBNH3, TDCT, KNA, VFMD, TVK, TVQ
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    14
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Science Ltd
    Publication date
    14 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Back cover copy
    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 developed, and we now have a huge range of crop varieties.


    Based on Blackburn's highly successful "Sugarcane," originally published in 1984, this new edition has been fully revised and expanded by an international team of widely respected sugarcane specialists. Focussing on the agricultural aspects of the crop, this book follows a logical progression from the botany and breeding through to planning cultivation, control of weeds, pests and diseases, harvest management and payment for cane.


    An invaluable asset to those involved in planning or running sugar estates as well as small producers
    An easy-to-follow reference for students and agriculturalists alike
    Comprehensive reference sections and further reading

    Table of 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