TNAU, Coimbatore, 2006. Follow stubble shaving with sharp spades to a depth of 4 - 6 cm along the ridges at proper moisture. Plant in deep furrows of 30 cm depth. Eight setts per metre per row have to be planted on either sides of the ridge thus making it as four row planting system. Fertilizer Tank. Especially Intercropping of Co. Pre Harvest Practices.
Adopt similar production techniques for raising short crop with the following modifications.
CO 85019. In advanced stages of deficiency the young leaves turn completely white, even in the veins. Do not detrash 2. Plant more setts near the channel or double row planting at every 10th row for gap filling, at later stage.
Green exposed Greenish yellow unexposed. Major nutrients. Intercropping of daincha or sunhemp along ridges and incorporation of the same on the 45th day during partial earthing up helps to increase the soil fertility, and also the cane yield. Trench planting: Fill the pits to a depth of 15 cm with compost and native soil and mix it well.
First top dressing on 25th day, 2nd on 45th to 50th day. Neem cake blending: Remove the dry cane leaves on 150th and 210th day to avoid borer infestation. Clay soil. Spray potash and urea each at 2.
The setts should be soaked in 100 litres of water dissolved with 50g Carbendazim, 200ml malathion and 1 kg urea for 15 minutes. Four feet row with two line planting in each row. Azospirillum is the common biofertilizer recommended for N nutrition which could colonize the roots ofsugarcane and fix atmospheric nitrogen to the tune of about 50 to 75 kg nitrogen per ha per year.
Improved Technologies. Incorporate the green manure crop 50-60 days after planting in between interow of wider spaced crop and give partial earthing up with recommended dose of N fertilizer on 90 — 100 day after planting. Spread the sugarcane trash to a thickness of 15 cm over an area of 7 m x 3 m.
The depth of furrow must be 20 cm. An orange, yellow colour appears in the older lower leaves which develop numerous chlorotic spots that later become brown with dead centre.