Australia: Sugarcane season closes in North Queensland for 2018
DATE 11Dec 2018

Over 30 million tonnes of sugarcane was harvested during the 2018 season with the high sugar content a saving grace for North Queensland growers amid the challenging world market price. As the season closes on the state’s 21 sugar mills, dry conditions lead to a reduced crop, but encouraged the highest sugar content in almost… Read More »

Singapore: Center South Brazil H2 November sugarcane crush lowest for the season-survey
DATE 11Dec 2018

The amount of sugarcane crushed in the second half of November in Brazil’s key Center-South region was expected to be 14.0 million mt, down 8% year on year and 34.1% lower than the previous two-week period, an S&P Global Platts survey of analysts found Monday. That would be the lowest volume of cane crushed in… Read More »

India: In Mauritius, sugarcane means renewable energy
DATE 11Dec 2018

Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugarcane, for electricity. The leftover, crushed sugarcane stalks and tips-dry fibrous material known as “bagasse”-is burned to help power Mauritius and reduce its reliance on… Read More »

Kenya: 7 great health benefits of drinking sugarcane juice
DATE 11Dec 2018

You probably pause by the roadside to buy some sugarcane pieces once in a while. But have you ever thought how that juice you squeeze out of the cane benefits your body? Best thing is that you don’t have to struggle so much crushing the cane. You can drink the juice instead and enjoy its… Read More »

India: Fall Armyworm detected on sugarcane crops in Tamil Nadu
DATE 11Dec 2018

Scientists have confirmed the presence of the Fall Armyworm (Spodopetra Frugiperda) in four sugarcane fields of two Tamil Nadu districts. “Our entomologists visited Erode and Karur districts and have confirmed the presence of Spodopetra Frugiperda there. They also assessed the levels of damage to the crop,” Bakshi Ram, Director of the Coimbatore-based ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute,… Read More »