Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Sugarcane

Sugarcane Harvesting Equipment for Small Scale Farms

DOST-MIRDC in partnership with SRA developed three locally-fabricated sugarcane harvesting equipment for small farms. These are prototypes of sugarcane cutter, leaf stripper, and loader. Performance tests were conducted in Central Azucarera Don Pedro (CADP), Nasugbu, Batangas and SRA-LAREC Floridblanca, Pampanga. Results of the test and the feedback of both farmers and project personnel were used …

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Subsurface Drip Irrigation and Furrow Irrigation for Sugarcane

The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) was able to improve sugarcane production efficiency with optimum irrigation scheduling schemes using soil moisture sensors and weather monitoring systems and the use of subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) and furrow irrigation (FI) methods. These methods increased sugarcane yield by more than 30%.  SDI is recommended in sugarcane areas where …

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Mechanization Resource Mapping, Monitoring and Data Analysis System (M3DAS) for Government Departments and LGUs

The ULPB-BIOMECH-developed M3DAS Data Collection Mobile App is used in conducting surveys to determine the mechanization resources that can be visually represented through various types of maps for planning, monitoring, and ascertaining the mechanization situations in specific localities. A database, securely connected to the M3DAS server, stores the data gathered from surveys. It contains processed …

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Automated Furrow Irrigation System

Automating traditional furrow irrigation systems eases the farmers’ burden from labor-intensive irrigation activities. It ensures that irrigation water is applied at a precise amount and time. Water is used more efficiently and productively leading to a lower pumping cost. AutoFurrow is composed of the main controller, field control nodes, soil moisture sensors, water advance flow …

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Fertigroe™ Nanofertilizers for Sugarcane

Fertigroe® nanofertilizers are slow-release formulations of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). These nutrients are encapsulated inside a “carrier,” which protects the nutrients from direct contact with the soil environment. These are “slow-release” because the nutrients are released to plant parts just in time or at a point in the growth stage where plants …

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Nutrio® Biofertilizer

Nutrio® is a foliar spray biofertilizer, which contains endophytic bacteria, a nitrogen-fixing organism isolated, screened, and tested for improved growth and yield of sugarcane. The product is safe to humans and the environment. A hectare requires 20 packets or 2 kilograms (kg) of Nutrio® powder. The first one-kilogram of Nutrio® is diluted in 1,000 Liters …

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