Optimizing Row Spacing to Ameliorate the Productivity of Spring Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.)

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One of the main reasons behind reduced cane yield is pathetic method of planting. Planting method and row spacing are the most important yield contributing factors in sugarcane. A field experiment was carried out in order to determine quality and yield of sugarcane in various spatial arrangements. Treatments are 180 cm spaced trenches with triple row strips; 180 cm spaced trenches with alternate row strips; 120 cm spaced trenches with double row strips and 60 cm spaced furrow with single row. Perusal of data revealed that 3.6%, 13.4%, 15%, 15.3% more cane diameter (cm), cane length (cm), stripped cane yield (t∙ha−1), sugar yield (t∙ha−1) were obtained from 180 cm spaced trenches with triple row strips as compared to conventional planting method i.e. 60 cm spaced furrows. While the number of millable canes m−2, polarity %, cane juice purity %, cane juice %, commercial cane sugar % and cane sugar recovery % remained non-significant by different planting techniques.

Authors: 
Sami Ullah
Authors: 
Shakeel Ahmad Anjum
Authors: 
Muhammad Mohsin Raza
Authors: 
Aamir Riaz
Authors: 
Adeel Abbas
Authors: 
Malik Muhammad Yousif
Authors: 
Jinchuan Ma
Authors: 
Yingxia Liu
Authors: 
Jiajia Zhang
Authors: 
Dingwen Cheng
Authors: 
Yaxin Xu
Authors: 
Iftikhar Ali
Publisher: 
Scientific Research Publishing
Year: 
2016