SUGARCANE – PIT METHOD OF PLANTING – AMAZING YIELD OF 110 MT PER ACRE PER YEAR

Sugarcane setts planted in rounded pits espaced at 4 feet on either side with 16 to 18 two budded setts produced 110 MT of yield in one acre per year .

At 4 feet spacings total number of pits per acre is around 2777 pits . At rate o 16 number of 2 budded setts , it arrives at total of 88864 buds

At 65% germination , total number of viable buds are 57761 buds

This 57761 buds produce on an average 3 sugarcanes

So total number of canes per acre is 173283 canes

Out of this 57761 canes are mother canes ( 33 % of total cane population ) . 40% of these mother can only survive and rest are lost through mortality .so viabe mother cane is 23,104 canes

40% of 173283 canes are secondary canes – 69313

80 % of secondary cane survive – 55450 numbers of secondary cane

27 % of 173283 canes are tertiary canes – 46209

60 % of teritiary cane survive ( 60 % of 46209 ) – 27725

So

Total number of primary canes – 23,104

Total number of secondary canes – 48,519

Total number of tertiary canes – 27725

Total weight of mother cane @ 1.5 kg per cane is 34,656 kgs

Total weight of secondary cane @ 1.0 kg per cane is 55,450 kgs

Total weight of tertiary cane @ 0.720 kg per cane is 19,962

Total cane yield per acre is 110.068 MT