How Weather Affects Sugar Cane Production & Operations

The graph shows rainfall recorded at Tower Hill from 2012 up to August 31, 2016. May marks the initiation of the rainy season and as can be noted, there was a sharp increase of 203.3 mm from the month of May to the month of June for this year. These unfavorable weather conditions led to the interruption of cane supply during the last weeks of the 2016 crop season which officially closed on June 26, 2016. Rainfall recorded for the months of July and August were noticeably higher when compared to the months of 2015 leading to favorable conditions for good cane growth and planting fall varieties such as CP. However, these humid conditions were also very favorable to trigger the froghopper pest which was reported by farmers affecting
their cane fields.

Posted on June 12, 2017 .