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Direct Research Journals
Vol.4 (6), pp. 122-126, June 2016
ISSN: 2354-4147

Effect of Deficit Irrigation on Growth and Yield of Sugarcane
Article Number: DRJA49350120

Original Research Article

Ethan S*., Olagoke O. and A. Yunusa

National Cereals Research Institute Badeggi, PMB 8 Bida, Niger State, Nigeria.

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date Received: April 18, 2016     date Accepted: May 10, 2016     date Published: May 27, 2016


Field trials were conducted at the sugarcane experimental field in National Cereals Research Institute Badeggi during the growing seasons of 2011 and 2012.The sugarcane crop was exposed to certain levels of water stress at the initial, mid-season stage and the late season. The results showed that cane and sugar yield produced when water stress was imposed at the late season stage was not significantly (P ≤ 0.05) from yields obtained at full irrigation. The late season stage was the least sensitive to water stress. However, water deficit during the mid-season stage significantly (P ≤ 0.05) decreased cane and sugar yield when compared with other treatments.

Key words: Deficit irrigation, Growth stages, Sugarcane.


Manuscript Reviewed by:

(1) Dr. Aruna Rai
Department of Botany, Smt C H m College, Ulhanagar 421003, Dist. Thane, Maharashtra, India.
(2).Dr. R.K. Mathukia
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh,India.
(3) Prof.Sami R. Al-Zubaydi
Plant Physiology at the Biology Department, Faculty of Science. Duhok University, IRAQ.