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Agriculture department has announced certified seeds for sugarcane September cultivation

Sugarcane is an important industrial and cash crop in Pakistan and in many countries of the world. Agriculture department has announced certified seeds for sugarcane September cultivation .Certified seeds CPF 242, CP 77-400, CPF 237,HSF 260 are recommended.There are two planting seasons: Rabi or fall sowing in September – November and spring sowing in February – March. Fall planting starts from the first week of September and continuous to mid-October in the Punjab and Sindh, while in the K.P.K. planting is done in October and November. Spring planting starts from mid-February and lasts until the end of March in the Punjab and Sindh. These planting times are strictly observed because late planting can reduce the yield by as much as 30 percent.September planted crop usually produces 25 to 35 % higher yield. In Pakistan Planting time of sugarcane planting is usually carried out in autumn and spring seasons. Autumn planting is of high yield and high sugar recovery compared to spring planting. In fact, September planting gives very luxuriant growth, which is mostly vulnerable to lodging. The crop gives good appearance till June-July but is subject to lodging in July or even earlier if there are wind storms or excessive rains.

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