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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Influence of Row Spacings on Yield and Quality of Sugarcane in Georgia


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  1. Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 424-425
    Received: May 12, 1967

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  1. K. C. Freeman2



Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) was grown in row spacings of 107, 122, 137, 152, and 168 cm in the field experiments in 1957, 1958, and 1959. Plant cane, 1st- and 2nd-year stubble crops were harvested from each experiment. Yield of cane per hectare, percent juice extracted from stalks and degrees Brix of the juice were obtained. The mean cane/ha yields of the three varieties of cane per hectare were significantly higher from rows spaced 107, 122, and 137 cm than from those spread 152 or 168 cm. Row spacings had no significant influence on percentage of juice extracted or Brix of the juice. These data indicate that increased yields could be expected from narrow row spacings but the added cost of seedcane, cultural practices, and harvesting would need to be balanced against the increased yield.

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