ATOVI & SUGARCANE
In sugarcane production, every step has to be properly timed, from planting, to fertilization, cultivation and harvesting. Also, soil conditioning is very important. But majority of sugarcane planters especially small farmers lack the proper technology to achieve maximum yield of good quality cane with less cost of inputs. Many farmers are not particular in choosing the right cane variety to use, nor how to improve the overall productivity.
Traditionally, cane production in many parts of the Philippines has led to serious environmental degradation. Sugarcane fields are frequently burned before or after harvest, resulting in reduced soil fertility. Reduced soil fertility has led to lower cane yields, and consequently, higher application rates of fertilizers.
Good news, Atovi is the new technology for sugarcane planters. With this latest technique, the traditional way of planting will be simplified, the quality of cane produce will be improved, and farmers will now enjoy more profits with less input cost.
How to use the technology in Sugarcane production:
- Spread all the planting materials on the ground and apply Atovi by spraying on the cut ends, using the Dilution: 2 tbsp. for 1 liter of Water before planting them. Spray Atovi in the late afternoon to be well assimilated by plants.
- During the land preparation, spray Atovi (Dilution: 1 kg. Atovi : 1 Drum of Water) on the planting hole.
- As the tubers grow, Atovi must be applied either through irrigation or spray. Do this every week for the first two months preferably at 5 pm.
- Monthly application of Atovi on the leaves or roots may be done for healthy growth of tubers.