Isis cane crush
DRY conditions continued throughout the district, with no significant rainfall recorded across the cane supply area this week.
Daytime temperatures are rising, which triggers evaporation levels to also rise which increases the need for irrigation.
Cane that was harvested early in the season will now be requiring irrigation.
The standing crop is also suffering but growers would need to exercise caution before irrigating these blocks, with crushing expected to be concluded by late October or very early November.
The mill crushed 66,139.68 tonnes of cane for the week.
This brought the season to date figure to 927,684.28 tonnes, which means that we have crushed around 72.5% of the estimated crop.
The current estimate is 1,278,932 tonnes and after provisions for cane plants it is expected that 1,250,000 tonnes of cane will be processed through the Isis Mill for the 2015 season.
Hopefully there will be some significant rainfall events in the very near future to sustain the current crop and get next year’s crop off to a good start.
Weekly CCS rose to 15.11 units and the year to date CCS figure has now climbed to 13.90 units.
Q208 remained the dominant variety for week 15, making up 23.79% of the total supply. This variety, suited to most locations, recorded good CCS results of 15.61 units for the 15,731 tonnes supplied this week.
The cane varieties KQ228, Q183, Q208 and Q232 were all contenders for the highest individual CCS test for this week, and the highest individual CCS was attributed to a Wallaville grower who supplied the variety KQ228 4R with a very impressive 18.26 units of CCS.