Sugarcane is an important cash crop of Pakistan. It is mainly grown for sugar and sugary production. It is an important source of income and employment for the farming community of the country. It also forms essential item for industries like sugar, chip board, paper, barrages, confectionery, uses in chemicals, plastics, paints, synthetics, fiber, insecticides and detergents. Sugarcane production in the country has increased over time. In 1988, the area under sugarcane was 878 x 103 hectares which increased to 886 x 103 hectares in 1992 and sugarcane production increased for 36976 x 103 tons in 1988 to 38059 x 103 tons in 1992.Despite expansion in production over years, increase in the productivity per unit of area has been very low in Pakistan.The average sugarcane production in the country required static between 45-50 tons/ha, which is very much low compared to the cane production by other countries.
Sugarcane Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad
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Old Sugarcane Varieties
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