Achieving sustainable cultivation of sugarcane Volume 1 Cultivation techniques, quality and sustainability
Dr Philippe Rott is Professor of Plant Pathology in the Everglades Research and Education Center at the University of Florida. He previously conducted research at CIRAD (the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development) for over three decades. Professor Rott is currently Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Sugarcane Technologists. He has written widely on sugarcane diseases.
Sugarcane is the source of over three quarters of the world’s sugar, and is grown widely in the tropics and sub-tropics. Despite rising demand, average yields have not increased significantly, partly because of continued vulnerability to pests and diseases. In addition, cultivation has been seen as damaging biodiversity and soil health with a negative effect on both yields and the environment. This volume summarises the wealth of research addressing these challenges.
Volume 1 reviews cultivation techniques and sustainability issues. Part 1 summarises current best practice in sugarcane cultivation across the value chain, from planting through to post-harvest operations. Part 2 looks at ways of measuring the environmental impact of sugarcane cultivation as well as ways of supporting smallholders.
With its distinguished editor and international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for sugarcane scientists, growers, government and non-governmental agencies responsible for supporting and monitoring the impact of sugarcane cultivation. It is accompanied by a companion volume reviewing breeding, pest and disease management.
Provides a comprehensive review of best practice in sugarcane cultivation across the value chain from planting through to post-harvest operations
Assesses alternative uses of sugarcane for bioenergy and other applications
Assesses the environmental impact of sugarcane cultivation
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Table of contents
Part 1 Cultivation techniques 1.The development of sugarcane cultivation: Louis Jean Claude Autrey, International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT), Mauritius; Salem Saumtally and Asha Dookun-Saumtally, Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute (MSIRI), Mauritius; 2.Crop modelling to support sustainable sugarcane cultivation: Abraham Singels, University of Kwazulu-Natal and University of Pretoria, South Africa; 3.The Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative: Biksham Gujja and U. S. Natarajan, AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt. Ltd., India; and Norman Uphoff, Cornell University, USA; 4.Good planting and cultivation practices in sugarcane production: Bernard L. Schroeder, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; Andrew W. Wood, Tanglewood Agricultural Services, Australia; David V. Calcino and Danielle M. Skocaj, Sugar Research Australia Limited, Australia; Alan P. Hurney, Edmonton, Australia; and Peter G. Allsopp, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Australia; 5.Improving soil management in sugarcane cultivation: Paul White and Richard Johnson, Sugar Research Unit– USDA-ARS, USA; 6.Improving nutrient management in sugarcane cultivation: Gaspar H. Korndörfer, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil; 7.Advances in sugarcane irrigation for optimisation of water supply: Jean-Louis Chopart, AGERconsult, France (Section 3.2 contributed by M. T. Sall, B. Ahondokpe, and G. Walter, Senegalese Sugar Company, Senegal); 8.Best management practices for maintaining water quality in sugarcane cultivation: Jehangir H. Bhadha, University of Florida, USA; and Bernard L. Schroeder, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; 9.Precision agriculture and sugarcane production – a case study from the Burdekin region of Australia: R. G. V. Bramley, CSIRO, Australia; T. A. Jensen, University of Southern Queensland, Australia; A. J. Webster, CSIRO, Australia; and A. J. Robson, University of New England, Australia; 10.Advances in harvesting and transport of sugarcane: Rianto van Antwerpen, South African Sugarcane Research Institute and University of the Free State, South Africa; Philipus Daniel Riekert van Heerden,, South African Sugarcane Research Institute and University of Pretoria, South Africa; Peter Tweddle, South African Sugarcane Research Institute, South Africa; Ronald Ng Cheong and Vivian Rivière, Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute (MSIRI), Mauritius; 11.Cultivating sugarcane for use in bioenergy applications: key issues: Hardev S. Sandhu, University of Florida, USA;
Part 2 Quality and sustainability 12.Analyzing the processing quality of sugarcane: Charley Richard, Sugar Processing Research Institute and the New York Sugar Trade Laboratory, USA; 13.Predicting the effect of climate change on sugarcane cultivation: Fábio R. Marin, University of São Paulo (USP) - Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ), Brazil; Daniel S. P. Nassif, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil; and Leandro G. Costa, Murilo S. Vianna, Kassio Carvalho and Pedro R. Pereira, University of São Paulo (USP) - Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ), Brazil; 14.Mitigating the impact of environmental, social and economic issues on sugar cane cultivation to achieve sustainability: Kathy Hurly and Richard Nicholson, SA Canegrowers, South Africa; Carolyn Baker and Michelle Binedell, South African Sugarcane Research Institute, South Africa; Vaughan Koopman, WWF-SA, South Africa; Graeme Leslie, Consultant Entomologist, South Africa; Geoff Maher, Zambia Sugar, Zambia; and Scott Pryor, North Dakota State University, USA 15.Sugarcane as a renewable resource for sustainable futures: Francis X. Johnson, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden