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Research Project: Integrated Crop, Soil, and Water Management Systems for Sustainable Production of Sugarcane for Bioenergy Feedstock

Location: Sugarcane Research

Title: Louisiana farm discussion: 8 foot row spacing

Author
item White, Paul
item Waguespack, Herman - American Sugar Cane League

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/9/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This year several tests in growers’ fields were used to compare traditional 6-foot row spacing to 8-foot row spacing. Cane is double-drilled in the wider row spacing. The wider row spacing would accommodate John Deere 3522 harvester. Field data indicate the sugarcane yields are very comparable in 8-foot row spacing, when compared to 6-foot row spacing. However, variety physiology and cultural practices must be optimized to obtain maximum yields. Further experiments are needed in a variety of soil types to confirm results.