Research

The GuySuCo crossing programme to develop Demerara (D’clones) is conducted by the Breeding and Selection Unit of the Agricultural Research Department at La Bonne Intention. In addition the unit propagates…
Fertiliser trials for the major plant nutrients have been extended to long-term trials on Benchmark sites representative of each major soil series. The soils are generally acid and application of…
Coastal Guyana’s latitude, high rainfall and small diurnal temperature variations are not conducive to natural ripening so chemical ripening was as a standard operation in GUYSUCO. 
A unique feature of soil management in Guyanese cane agriculture is the practice of flood fallowing in which fields are flooded with fresh water after they have been cropped for…
The most important insect pests of sugarcane are the small Moth Borers Diatraea centrella (Moschler) and Diatraea saccharalis (Fabricus). D. centrella accounts for over 90% damage attributable to borers. Natural…
Different soil types are deposited in strips running parallel to the shore line. The frontlands, only a few km wide in Demerara but some 15 km wide in Berbice, are…
The diseases of greatest potential economic importance are Culmicolus smut of sugarcane (Ustilago scitaminea Sydow) which was discovered in Guyana in 1974, Leaf scald (Xanthomonas albilineans) and sugar cane rust…

 

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