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Cane damage survey

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, February 28, 2014

SURVEYS will be conducted to ascertain the extent of damage to the sugarcane crop after extensive flooding in low-lying areas in Rakiraki.

Sugar Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty said the industry was optimistic that damage would not be significant because of the resilience of cane plants.

"Once the water levels recede, we will do a survey to find out if there was damage and to what extent this has affected crops," he said.

"The main areas of concern for us are riverbanks and low-lying areas."

Mr Chetty said it was important for growers to ensure drains were kept clear of debris to minimise water retention.

"Good drainage means water does not become stagnant and damage standing crops and especially new cane plants."

Industry stakeholders are conducting consultations across the Western Division.





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