Isis Mill reaches mile­stone for sea­son

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Isis Sugar Mill sur­passed the 30% mile­stone this week hav­ing crushed 401,923 tonnes of the pre­dicted 1,300,000 tonnes of cane avail­able for harvest.

Weekly through­put was 60,546.62 tonnes.

The early sea­son va­ri­ety KQ228 con­tin­ues its dom­i­nance of the cane sup­ply mak­ing up 27% of the over­all sup­ply.

Mid-sea­son va­ri­eties Q240 and Q208 were also supplied in large quan­ti­ties this week with each va­ri­ety con­tribut­ing more than 20% to the weekly sup­ply.

The va­ri­ety Q240 reg­is­tered the high­est in­di­vid­ual CCS test for a Bur­nett River Grower lo­cated in the Wallav­ille area reg­is­ter­ing 16.51 units. Bin weights rose dur­ing the week with the weekly av­er­age reach­ing 6.35 tonnes from the 9,524 bins re­ceived at the mill.

The high­light of many visi­tors to the re­cent Childers Fes­ti­val was the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil-or­gan­ised Field to Fac­tory tour which in­cluded a cane fire. More than 200 peo­ple at­tended.

The mild win­ter con­di­tions and the lack of rain are af­fect­ing the stand­ing crop.

]Weather pre­dic­tions also in­di­cate lower than av­er­age rain­fall is ex­pected over the next few months.

Grow­ers should con­sider ir­ri­ga­tion re­quire­ments for cane that is to be used as plant­ing ma­te­rial and for cane not ex­pected to be har­vested un­til Oc­to­ber or early Novem­ber.

Ad­vice on ir­ri­ga­tion and suit­abil­ity of plant­ing ma­te­rial can be ob­tained from the staff at Isis Pro­duc­tiv­ity Lim­ited.

Grow­ers are re­minded of the in­creased fire dan­ger with the dry­ing con­di­tions.

For more see this week’s Ru­ral Weekly.

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