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Modern Sugarcane Planting methods, Trench, Flat, Ring-Pit, and STP methods

According to global report,  more than 1.9 billion tons sugarcane produced per year. Brazil is most sugarcane producer in the world with 39% of total tons. second largest producer of sugarcane is India with 20%. A healthy fully grown sugarcane plant has 12 to 16% of sugar. It means one litre sugarcane juice produce 70 to 130 gm of raw sugar.  Modern Sugarcane Planting Methods Sugarcane plant  looks like  maize  plant but different in output production.  Sugarcane cultivation  starts  in the month of november december and harvested in the month of march to april.  Types of sugarcane seed cuttings  Less sucrose portion or more glucose holding portion(upper green) of the sugarcane plant, best for seed cuttings. On this basis, we get generally three types of sugarcane cuttings as following-  1. One-eyed-  One-eyed cutting has only one sprout potential or in simple words, it only has one node.  These types of cutting mainly use in the trench method and flat method. Almost 70% of one-eyed se

Zaid crops, examples of Zaid crops, requirements, Zaid Vs cash crops

Zaid crops  are most unfamiliar among people as a  type of crop (Kharif and Rabi). These crops are not harvested globally but its production in some particular countries is enough to recognise them. Zaid crops production does not last for a long time that's why most of the Zaid crops are not  part of cash crops. Zaid crops Before getting the examples of Zaid crops,  it is better to understand first what are Zaid crops? What are zaid crops? Zaid crops harvesting  starts to practice just after the winter season till the starting of the rainy season. It starts in March and ends in mid-July.  Zaid crops are part of integrated farming systems , especially in plain region. The vines like watermelon, bitter gourd, and few other vines required lesser moisture with high humidity to grow.  Examples of Zaid crops There are no heavy names as  Z aid crops examples  but still, these are more necessary and cover the main diet in the summer season. These examples are  bitter gourd, cucumber, brinj