CULTIVATION OF SUGARCANE IN KENYA

CULTIVATION OF SUGARCANE IN KENYA
  • Shallow furrows are made across the field at intervals of 1.2m-1.8m apart.
  • Pieces of older sugarcane are laid horizontally in the furrows.




  • They are covered lightly with the soil which they grow a cluster of shoots called stool.
  • Nitrogenous fertilizer is applied when plants are growing at a high rate.
  • Weeding is done when the crop is fairly short.
  • After about 14 months the cane is ready for harvesting.
  • After harvesting two ratoons the stools are dug out, land tilled and new setts are planted.




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