THE adverse weather conditions won't affect sugarcane production this year, says Sugar Tribunal Commissioner Timothy Brown.
"The adverse weather condition will not directly affect the cane crushing season this year.
"This is the normal weather routine and we should expect rain," he said.
Mr Brown said the new cane nursery programs were an added bonus to help farmers produce cane with high yields.
Cane farmers also have an opportunity to identify the quality of their cane and make improvements.
The identification of cane quality will be made through the near infrared system (NIR) which would give farmers an idea of what their crop contains.
The newly-implemented infrared system will assess bagasse extracts for levels of impurities.
Mr Brown said the assessment would help farmers adopt new measures to improve production. He said through the NIR system, the management would have an idea of what to expect from cane brought to the mill.
"Farmers can improve the yield of their sugarcane through the proper and efficient management of sugarcane farms and other factors like the right breed of cane and the right soil conditions," said Mr Brown.