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Sugarcane Sets Treatment for Sugarcane Plantation

Sugarcane sets are treated before planting by different ways depending upon the condition of planting material.

1. 1 % Fish Oil Rosin Soap Treatment: The sets are treated with 1 % fish oil rosin shop solution to stop spread of mealy bugs and scale insects.

2.  6 % Mercurial Fungicide Treatment: The sets are dipped for 2 to 3 minutes in a solution of 6 % mercurial fungicide like agallol or cerasan @ 500 gm. In 100 liter water. This treatment helps to prevent set borne diseases like smut and to improve germination.

3. Hot Water Treatment: The sets are kept in hot water at 50 0 C temperature for two hours to control red-rot, grassy shoots and other virus diseases.

4. Azotobacter Treatment: Just before planting sets are dipped in azotobacter inoculant solution which is prepared by mixing 5 kg. azotobacter inoculants in 100 liter water for 2 to 3 minutes. This treatment helps in good germination and save nitrogenous fertilizers.

5. Lime Water Treatment: Sets are soaked in lime water solution prepared by dissolving 500 g lime in 200 liter water for 24 hrs to improve germination. This treatment is given only when dry scaled bud sets and staled cane sets are used for planting.

Current Category » Crop Production - Rabi Season