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Influence of Intra-row Row Setts Spacing on Yield and Yield Components of Some Sugarcane Varieties at Finchaa Sugar Estate

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Author Netsanet Ayele, Abiy Getaneh, Tadesse Negi
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 39-45
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 1
Issue Date February 01, 2014
Publishing Date February 01, 2014
Keywords ear-to-ear, spacing, ratoon crop, plant crop, intra-row



Abstract

An experiment was conducted at Finchaa Sugar Estate plantation from 2005-2010 cropping seasons to determine the effect of five intra-row sett spacings [10 cm between setts, 5 cm between setts, setts placed end to end, setts placed ear-to ear (5 cm overlapping) and setts placed ear-to-ear (10 cm overlapping)] on the performance of three sugarcane varieties (B52/298, NCo334 and B41227). The experiment was carried out on Luvisols and Vertisols in split plot design. Combined analysis of the data over soils indicated that sucrose percent cane, cane yield and estimated sugar yield did not show significant (P<0.01) differences in response to spacing as well as due to the interaction effects of spacing and variety. The study indicated the possibility of reducing seed cane for planting by 43% using 10 cm intra-row spacing as compared to 5 cm overlapping currently used for commercial planting. Generally from the study it is concluded that spacing and its interaction with variety did not affect cane yield, cane sucrose content and estimated sugar yield.


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