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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 2306-2310
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.276


Impact of Cane Growth, Yield and Water Productivity under Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) Technology
K. Thirukumaran* and K. Kavitha
ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Thirupathisaram, Kanyakumari District, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) is one of the advanced methods of sugarcane cultivation technique which involves the use of less seed setts, water, land, labour and optimum utilization of fertilizers to achieve maximum potential yield. The SSI is an alternative to conventional method of sugarcane cultivation. The field demonstrations were conducted in farmer’s field at five different locations to study the effect of sustainable sugarcane initiative and conventional sugarcane cultivation under drip irrigation system during 2017 – 2018.Sugarcane grown under SSI method produced taller plants, more number of tillers, milleable cane and lengthier internodes than the conventional method of planting. The SSI method under drip irrigation system produced higher average cane yield of 118.8 t ha-1over conventional planting under drip irrigation which was 30 per cent higher than the conventional planting. SSI planting recorded higher water productivity (8.14 kg m-3) than the conventional method of cultivation (6.26 kg m-3). Therefore, SSI technology could be proved as an innovative, improved technology and it could be recommended to the sugarcane growing farmers for increasing productivity.


Keywords: SSI method, Drip irrigation, Sugarcane yield , Water productivity
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Thirukumaran, K and Kavitha, K. 2020. Impact of Cane Growth, Yield and Water Productivity under Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) Technology.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 2306-2310. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.276