Rain de­lays crush

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

THROUGH­PUT at the Isis Sugar Mill was re­duced due to the wet weather stop­pages dur­ing week six of the 2014 sea­son.

About 31,652 tonnes of cane was pro­cessed through the mill with a weekly av­er­age CCS of 13.69 units recorded. The high­est in­di­vid­ual CCS for the week was 16.42 units recorded from a North Bund­aberg grower who sup­plied the va­ri­ety KQ228 2nd Ra­toon.

About 316,834.56 of the es­ti­mated 1,020,000 tonnes avail­able has now been pro­cessed. Land prepa­ra­tion for the up­com­ing spring plant is now in “top gear”.

The re­gion is slowly dry­ing out but smiles con­tinue all round the district as grow­ers re­flect on the ben­e­fits the re­cent rain has pro­vided.

Disc­ing and mark­ing out of blocks is now oc­cur­ring.

Plant­ing will start in the next few weeks with around 3750 hectares of fal­low ground ex­pected to be planted to cane. Grow­ers want­ing to take ad­van­tage of plot cane should have their or­der forms back by now.

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