PLENE™ is a breakthrough technology in sugar cane planting, combining chemistry, plant genetics and application technology to provide a truly integrated solution.
We will offer top commercial cane varieties in small cuttings coated with proprietary seed treatment.
A shift from manual to mechanical planting will improve safety and address the issue of labor shortage. Growers will now be able to re-plant cane more frequently, with younger plants producing higher yields. Broader benefits include the more effective use of natural resources.
Total cost implication on farmers / mills on cane harvesting alone is > Rs 10 k -12k crore in India, which is about > 20-25% of the cane cost paid to the farmers by mills. This cost goes up to the level of 35% in some cases where mills engage harvesting labourers directly.
Mill cane department officials have to spend 50% of their time and energy for managing these labourers rather than spending time on cane development activities.
Machine can take care of absentee farmer unwilling to toil much on these harvesting activities. Government run schemes like NREGS creates labour shortage for harvesting & other operations.
Unless specifically mentioned, the New Developments contained in this page do not reflect
any sugar technology which is approved or encouraged by Indian Sugar Mills Association, New
Delhi. The technology listed above may not be tested or tried out in India. ISMA is not responsible for