Isis Mill crush­ing sea­son

Isis Town and Country - - News -

CRUSH­ING op­er­a­tions at Isis Mill have been un­der way for 60 days. Crush­ing ac­tiv­i­ties have been ham­pered by wet weather. Th­ese de­lays and an in­creas­ing crop es­ti­mate, which is now recorded as 1.326 mil­lion tonnes has pushed the tar­get com­ple­tion date back from mid-Novem­ber to around the Novem­ber 25.

Through­put at the mill for the past five weeks has av­er­aged 67,172 tonnes. This week’s per­for­mance mir­rored the pre­vi­ous four weeks with 69,605.17 tonnes of cane pro­cessed through the rollers at Isis Mill. The mill sur­passed the 500,000 tonne mile­stone with the year to date through­put reach­ing 515,535.22 tonnes.

CCS con­tin­ues to rise steadily recorded as 13.71 units, which is up 0.15% on the pre­vi­ous week and the year-to-date CCS fig­ure is now 13.23 units.

KQ228 con­tin­ues to be dom­i­nant in the cane sup­ply with al­most 25% sup­plied this week at 14.01 units of CCS. Q240 was also plen­ti­ful mak­ing up al­most 20% of the sup­ply at a weekly av­er­age CCS of 13.70 units. A grower from South Kolan recorded the high­est in­di­vid­ual CCS of 15.86 units for the week from the va­ri­ety KQ228 1st ra­toon.

Cane qual­ity fig­ures sug­gest that field con­di­tions are still prov­ing to be a chal­lenge with fi­bre val­ues in­creas­ing slightly on last week to be around 15.00% and ash val­ues be­ing recorded at just above 2.25%. Mon­i­tor­ing of har­vest­ing ac­tiv­i­ties by all stake­hold­ers is es­sen­tial to en­sure cane qual­ity pa­ram­e­ters are met.

Soil tem­per­a­ture is now around 17 de­grees Cel­sius and many grow­ers have started spring plant­ing. Clean IPL plot cane is avail­able and grow­ers should check with Isis Pro­duc­tiv­ity Limited staff about tim­ing for col­lec­tion of plants in their lo­cal ar­eas.

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