Effects of Harvest Method on Microclimate in Florida Sugarcane

2006 Annual Research Report---Immokalee, Florida, sugarcane, crops, fields, grass. UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham.The production systems for sugarcane include either green cane or burnt cane harvesting operations. Sugarcane in Florida is typically harvested with burnt cane mechanical harvesting, but there is a growing interest to better understand the effects of green cane harvest residue “trash blankets” on microclimate conditions for sugarcane growing on both organic and mineral soils of Florida, so the authors conducted a three-year study to determine the effects of each harvest method on microclimate within the surface soil profile and at a 10 cm height from the soil surface. Results are presented in this 4-page fact sheet written by Hardev Sandhu, Maninder Singh, Robert Gilbert, Kelly Morgan, Ronald Rice, Leslie Baucum, James Shine Jr., and Mike Irey, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, April 2015. (UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham.)

Calcium Silicate Recommendations for Sugarcane on Florida Organic Soils (SSAGR350/SC092)

SugarcaneAlthough silicon isn’t an essential plant nutrient, adding calcium silicate to soils low in soluble silicon increases yield an average of 20%. This 5-page fact sheet describes calcium silicate recommendations for sugarcane on organic soils, developed using field studies at several locations. Written by J. Mabry McCray, Ronald W. Rice, and Leslie E. Baucum, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, August 2011. (UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham)

Sugarcane Ripeners in Florida (SSAGR215/SC015)

Sugar cane (Saccharum) harvested for processing.Ripeners can be incorporated as an important component of sugarcane production management strategy. This 2-page fact sheet was written by D. C. Odero, C. R. Rainbolt, R. A. Gilbert, and J. A. Dusky, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, October 2011. Photo by ruumo/CC BY-SA 2.0

SSAGR335/AG345 Sugarcane Nutrient Management Using Leaf Analysis

SSAGR335, a 7-page illustrated fact sheet by J. Mabry McCray and Rao Mylavarapu, provides growers with sufficiency categories of leaf nutrient concentrations and with nutrient management suggestions for each category. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, July 2010.

SSAGR128/SC075 Sugarcane Plant Nutrient Diagnosis

Revised! SS-AGR-128, a 26-page illustrated fact sheet by J. Mabry McCray, Ronald W. Rice, Ike V. Ezenwa, Timothy A. Lang, and Les Baucum, assists sugarcane growers make improved decisions regarding fertilization through the use of leaf nutrient analysis along with visual evaluation of malnutrition symptoms to complement a soil testing program. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, December 2009.