The sugarcane crop, one of the most important crops commercially grown in about 115 countries of the world, faces a number of problems, such as low cane productivity, biotic and abiotic stresses, high cost of cultivation, postharvest losses, and low sugar recovery. This volume addresses these issues and provides a comprehensive account of the major advancements in sugarcane research. The book is compilation of recent achievements in sugarcane development and cultivation. It covers a number of improvements made in cane and sugar yield using both conventional and new biotechnological approaches by agricultural scientists and researchers.
The comprehensive coverage includes sustainable sugarcane cultivation, development, and management of sugarcane production, covering farming and biotechnology, entomology, pathology, breeding, physiology, biotechnology, agronomy, seed production, and more. It also presents research on modern crop production methods in a comprehensive and easily understood manner.
With chapters from expert researchers from internationally renowned institutes (primarily in India), the volume presents the latest information from the literature at the international level to make it usable to many agroecological regions of the world. It will be a valuable resource for agronomists, breeders, plant physiologists, farmers, and students of agricultural sciences.
Table of Contents
Farming Technologies for Sugarcane Production in Upland Fields
Yang-Rui Li, Xiu-Peng Song, Jian-Ming Wu, Chang-Ning Li, Qiang Liang, Xi-Hui Liu, Wei-Zan Wang, Hong-Wei Tan, and Li-Tao Yang
Headways in Agro-Techniques for Heightened Yield of Sugarcane: An Indian Perspectives
A. K. Singh, Menhi Lal, and Ekta Singh
Sustainability and Efficiency of Sugarcane Cultivation in India
G. Vlontzos and P. M. Pardalos
From Conventional to Molecular Approaches: Building Bridges for Sugarcane Genetic Improvement
Sangeeta Srivastava and Pavan Kumar
Utilization of Sugarcane Genetic Resources for Enhanced Resilience in Diverse Conditions
Gulzar S. Sanghera, Arvind Kumar, A. Anna Durai, and K. S. Thind
Source-Sink Dynamics in Sugarcane: Physio-Genomics Perspectives
Residues Uses and Environment Sustainability
R. Rosseto, C. A. C. Crusciol, H. Cantarella, J. B. Carmo, and C. A. C. Nascimento
Water Induced Stresses in Sugarcane: Responses and Management
Diseases and Pests Affecting Sugarcane: Methods of Control
Yaquelin Puchades Izaguirre, Mérida Rodríguez Regal, Eida Rodríguez Lema, and María La O. Hechavarría
Biological Control of Two Sugarcane Stalk Borers in the United States
Allan T. Showler
Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes on Sugarcane under Tropical Conditions
A. Chaves, E. M. R. Pedrosa, L. M. P. Guimarães, S. R. V. L. Maranhão, and M. O. Cardoso
Insect Vectors and Sugarcane White Leaf Disease Management
Sugarcane Ratoon Management
S. K. Shukla, Lalan Sharma, and V. P. Jaiswal
Mechanization for Sustainable Sugarcane Production
A. K. Singh
Alternatives to Increase the Sustainability of Sugarcane Production in Brazil under High Intensive Mechanization
H. C. J. Franco, S. G. Q. Castro, G. M. Sanches, O. T. Kölln, R. O. Bordonal, B. M. M. N. Borges, and C. D. Borges
Transfer of Technology Approaches for Sustained Sugarcane Productivity
T. Rajula Shanthy
"A comprehensive repository of all aspects of scientific cane management based on the practical experience and knowledge of the authors. It encompasses chapters on agro-techniques, irrigation management, nutrition, ratoon management, mechanization, molecular approaches for sugarcane genetic improvement, crop protection, sugarcane maturity, and postharvest management. The book also highlights issues related to environmental protection by the sugarcane industry. Will be extremely useful to all stakeholders connected with the sugarcane and sugar industry."
—From the Foreword by Dr. S. Solomon, Vice-Chancellor, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, India
"Includes almost all the aspects of sustainable sugarcane cultivation, development, and management. This book will surely be an excellent contribution in the area of on sugarcane cultivation. The chapter on farming technologies for sugarcane production, by Dr. Yang Rui Li, gives a comprehensive account of simple and easily operated scientific agronomic practices for sugarcane cultivation in today’s changing climatic conditions. The section on sustainability issues for sugarcane production and the possible measures given by Dr. Vlontzos is also very impressive. The chapters of Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Chandra cover recent molecular approaches including the transgenic and molecular marker for sugarcane genetic improvement, which is the need of the hour, and it also gives a better understanding of the source-sink relationship and its modulation to get the maximum potential of the sink by improving sugar accumulation and sugar yield in sugarcane. The chapter on residue uses by Dr. Rosetto will be quite useful in today’s perspective when the major concern is environment and enhancing the income of farmer including proper utilization of the by-products. The book also includes sugarcane cultivation in abiotic stress conditions, and it gives the broad spectrum of major pests and diseases in sugarcane and their possible control measures, which will be of tremendous importance for sustaining the productivity of the released varieties for commercial cultivation. New and promising biological control of the borers are the need of the hour in sugarcane, and the book also deals with this topic, which will be of utmost importance in coming days. Further it covers important areas like ratoon management and mechanized farming of sugarcane, which gives a very clear picture on increasing the production through cost efficiency and timeliness of cultural operations, thereby achieving sustainability in sugarcane farming. The chapter of Dr. Shanthy explains in detail the importance and means of transfer of technologies, the communication channels that can be utilized in sugarcane and in the sugar sector, and the development of sugarcane in a holistic sense in the years to come, which requires mix up of innovative extension approach with technological interventions appropriate for a given situation."
— Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, ERA Chair of Green Chemistry, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia