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Multi-K in Sugar Cane - Side dressing

 

Split application of Multi-K increased yield by 16 MT per hectare compared to a single application of MOP

 

Table

 

Crop/cultivar

Sugarcane/ ROC 10

Country / locationVietnam / Tay Ninh province
ObjectivesIncrease yield
Haifa product testedMulti-K 13-0-46
Application methodSide dressing
Tested treatmentB.D.: SOP, 150 kg/ha
S.D.:  Multi-K 100 kg/ha @ 60 d.a.p. +150 kg/ha @ 180 d.a.p.
+ 50 kg/ha @ 270 d.a.p.
Current practice is S.D.: 150 kg/ha MOP
Control treatment results80 MT/ha @ 10 degrees Brix
Grower’s revenue from yield: 13.7  US$/MT
Best treatment results96 MT/ha @ 10 degrees Brix
Grower’s revenue from yield: 13.7  US$/MT
Cost of treatment (application + material – cost of MOP) = 60 US$/ha
Net benefit of best treatment160 US$/ha
Benefit/Cost ratio2.67
Conclusions

Split application of Multi-K is considerably superior to a single application of MOP.

ReferenceMr. Ho Ngoc Thanh (Astraco – Vietnam) & Extensive Agriculture Department, Tay Ninh province

 

Need more information about growing sugar cane? You can always return to the sugar cane fertilizer and the crop guide