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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (241) Last page : (246)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.3074

Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI), An Approach to Enhance Sugarcane Production: A Review

Shilpa V. Chogatapur*, H.T. Chandranath and R.B. Khandagave
Department of Agronomy College of Agriculture, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences,
Dharwad-580 005 Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: chogatapurshilpa@gmail.com
Received: 2.06.2017  |  Revised: 1.07.2017   |  Accepted: 5.07.2017  


Celebrations without sweets and cakes and a cup of coffee or tea without sugar are unthinkable. Sugar which adds sweetness to our life is extracted from the juice of the sugarcane. The thick stalks of canes store energy as sucrose in the sap. The cultivation of sugarcane dates back to the vedic period. The most ancient reference to sugarcane is in `Athervaveda’ which is 5000years old, and the word ‘sugar’ is derived from the Sanskrit word Sankkara/Sarkara. Different species of sugarcane likely originated in different locations with Saccharum barberi originating in India and S. edule and S. officinarum coming from New Guinea. Plateauing yield level, declining factor productivity, increasing production cost, slashing sugar prices in international market and decreasing profitability in recent years indeed pose the real concerns before cane growers and mill owners. These necessitated resource saving methods of sugarcane cultivation. SSI is an alternative method for present day cutivation of sugarcane.

Key words: SSI, wider spacing, inter cropping, Integrated nutrient management and Integrated   plant protection

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Cite this article: Chogatapur, S.V., Chandranath, H.T. and Khandagave, R.B., Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI), An Approach to Enhance Sugarcane Production: A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 241-246 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.3074