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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.”

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