Effect of age-at-harvest on sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum 4.) yields in Southwestern Nigeria.
Keywords:age-at-harvest, standing-over, sugarcane, yields
The experiment testing the effect of age-at-harvest on sugarcane showed that standing-over significantly reduced cane and sugar yields. Highest yields were obtained from 15 month-old crops. Standing-over reduced yields by increasing the percentage of unmillable cane stalks. The need to develop suitable and more adaptable cultivars is highlighted.