- In India, sugarcane is planted thrice a year in October (autumn), February-March (spring) and July (adsali).
- Adsali planting is quite common in Maharashtra while autumn and spring plantings are more common in northern India.
- Under North Indian conditions, sugarcane, by and large, is planted in spring.
- Sugarcane requires about 25-32°C for good germination. This temperature requirement is met twice in north Indian conditions i.e. in the month of October and also in the months of February-March.
- Autumn planting of sugarcane is done in the month of October.
- For good yields, planting should be completed up to 20th October.
- Delay in planting may cause reduction in yield as germination of sugarcane is reduced due to low temperature in late planting.
- Spring cane is planted in February-March. March is the best time for cane planting in Punjab and Haryana, February-March in Uttar Pradesh and January-February in Bihar.
- The planting time is advanced as we move towards east. In Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka cane planting is done in December-February.
Submitted by kanchannainwal1 on Mon, 10/08/2009 - 17:04