Harvest picks up urgency: Isis Mill crush report
CANE harvesting continues to focus on cane that has been severely impacted by the frosts that occurred in early July.
These frosts, which occurred across the entire region, have caused some cane varieties to deteriorate quickly.
CCS levels fell slightly this week, with 13.14 units recorded, compared to the 13.38 units recorded in the first week of the 2014 season.
This strengthens the urgency to harvest frost-impacted cane as CCS loss can be directly linked to plant tissue damage.
The mill processed 61,695 tonnes of cane through the rollers this week.
To date 94,795 tonnes of the expected 1,020,000 tonnes has been processed.
Factory reliability has been good and molasses stocks, which had been exhausted due to the long dry period and the delayed start to the 2014 season harvest, are slowly being replenished.
Mud Trucks are back in action delivering Filterpress to fallow blocks across the region.
Growers are reminded to take extra fire precautions due to the impact the frost and very dry conditions is having on foliage.
The dry conditions, while ideal for harvesting, are having an impact on the standing crop.
Irrigation will be required to keep standing cane in sound condition and rainfall would be very welcome.