The water availability is crucial for the development of sugarcane and consequently for its productivity, which ultimately is what matters under the industrial point of view. Climatic conditions in the regions where the canes are often found frequently may have drastic changes in rainfall regime, affecting plants. The soil type is another factor affecting the water availability for plants, because sandy soils tend to retain less water, even though the rainfall regime is appropriate. Therefore the use of irrigation is an important tool to ensure desired productivity.
Read the full article on the 11th Issue of Bio&Sugar Magazine.