John Gorringe The actual highest CCS recorded was 17.35 units from the Variety Q240
DESPITE storm activities on Wednesday, August 12, crushing continued uninterrupted for week nine with 69,161 tonnes processed through the mill.
John Gorringe, mill chief executive officer, said this brought the year-to-date figure to 540,946 tonnes of cane processed for the 2015 season.
“The CCS continued to climb, with the weekly average reaching 14.35 units and the year-to-date CCS figure now standing at 13.23 units,” he said.
“There was plenty of competition for the highest individual CCS test for the week, with growers across several areas recording CCS in the range between 16.50 to 17.35 units.
“Several varieties were amongst the contenders with Q232, Q208, KQ228 and Q240 all recording very high individual tests.
“The actual highest CCS recorded was 17.35 units from the Variety Q240, which was supplied by a grower in the Wallaville area.
“Those growers who do not have Q240 in their suite of varieties and who are now making variety selections for spring plant should consider Q240.
“It is suitable to most soil types, with good CCS results across the whole of the harvesting season.
“With yields described as moderate to high, it is well worth consideration.
“Clean cane plants will be available from Isis Productivity Limited plots in all three locations across the cane supply area.
“It is important to get your order form in quickly so a schedule of collection can be organised.”