Preliminary Results of Sugar Cane Experiments on the Sandy Loam Soils of the "Zanderij" Formation

In three field experiments conducted at the experimental farm of Coebiti the effects of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and lime on the growth and quality of sugar cane were studied for the past two years. Phosphate and potassium had significant positive effects on the leaf content, but not on the yield. Nitrogen did not influence both the leaf content and the yield. Liming raised the leaf content and the yield significantly, but reduced the sugar content, on the other hand. The effects of rock phosphate from Curasao, which raised the soil pH, were similar to those of liming. From the results of the first two years it was decided to lower the levels of the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium dressings.


Issue Date:
Nov 13 1978
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
10




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