Sugarcane, Second Edition

Sugarcane, Second Edition

Editor(s): Glyn James

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9780632054763

Online ISBN: 9780470995358

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995358

About this Book

From enhancing the flavour of food to providing a substrate for fermentation, sugar is renowned worldwide for its importance as a commodity. For many centuries sugarcane has been cultivated and developed, and we now have a huge range of crop varieties.


Based on Blackburn's highly successful Sugarcane, originally published in 1984, this new edition has been fully revised and expanded by an international team of widely respected sugarcane specialists. Focussing on the agricultural aspects of the crop, this book follows a logical progression from the botany and breeding through to planning cultivation, control of weeds, pests and diseases, harvest management and payment for cane.



  • An invaluable asset to those involved in planning or running sugar estates as well as small producers



  • An easy-to-follow reference for students and agriculturalists alike

Comprehensive reference sections and further reading

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