‘Wrong Sugarcane Varieties’

Stakeholders raise concern over unapproved sugarcane varieties at mills, warn of low productivity
24 Apr 2023 16:10
‘Wrong Sugarcane Varieties’
Labasa sugar mill. Inset: Prem Naidu

The Master Award of the Sugar Industry Tribunal recommends cultivation of only approved sugarcane varieties.

Nineteen varieties are approved at present by the tribunal for cultivation in Fiji.

A training was conducted by the Sugar Research Institute of Fiji (SRIF) to help improve the Fijian sugar production.

Input was received from Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) farm advisors, estate officers and assistants’ knowledge on the identification of varieties with the combination of important morphological characters.


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