Ciência e Agrotecnologia
Print version ISSN 1413-7054
ANJOS, Ivan Antônio dos et al. Effects of organic fertiliser and harvest date on quality and agricultural yield and of raw-sugar of two sugarcane cultivar (plant cane). Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.1, pp. 59-63. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542007000100009.
The objective of this work was to study the effects of three fertilizers process (30 t. ha-1 ofcorral manure, 3,5 t.ha-1 of chicken manure and chemical fertilizer - 120 kg.ha-1 of P2O5 and of K2O at planting time + 60 kg.ha-1 of N in covering) and three harvest dates (July, August and September of 2003), in the agricultural yield and of raw-sugar of two sugarcane cultivars (SP79-1011 and RB72454). The experiment was carried out in Alambique JM farm in Perdões, MG, Brazil. The experimental design was a factorial 2x3x3, in randomized blocks, with three replications. No effects of the fertilizers studied in the agricultural yield and of raw-sugar of the cultivars were verified. There was effect of harvest dates in the yield of stems of the cultivars, with prominence for the month of August and September. However, the yield of raw-sugar was not affected. Thus, in the conditions applied to this work, the small producers can choose for one of the studied ways of organic fertilizer, since they did not differentiated from the chemical fertilizer, and the months of August and September were that which provided larger stems yield, and sugarcane quality.
Keywords : Sugarcane; organic fertilizer; raw-sugar.