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“R” varieties worldwide

Les cannes R dans le monde


  • “R” sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production.

French West Indies, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Kenya, Mauritius, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam

  • “R” sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production, selected using fuzz supplied by eRcane.

Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Chad, Senegal, Morocco


MAURITIUS

Following a historical agreement, nearly 50% of the cane-growing areas in Mauritius are planted with “R” varieties. Recently, in the light of results obtained in Reunion Island with the variety R 582, the Mauritius sugar industry has set up a specific project to test it in the local conditions.  top


MALAWI

R 570 is planted in over 15% of the total area of one of the country’s two sugar estates (Dwangwa). In 2008, R 570 was the  variety that produced the most sugarcane with over 127,000 tonnes and approximately 20,000 tonnes of sugar.
Other “R” varieties are reaching the end of the evaluation process. Very promising results have been recorded, particularly with R 579 for mid to late harvest.  top


FRENCH WEST INDIES

After R570, R579 is being developed in plantations in Guadeloupe. R579 has now been multiplied for about ten years in the sugarcane growing basin of North Basse-Terre, where the growing conditions are similar to those found in the north-east of Reunion Island. The variety is also used in drier regions. R579 is the second most popular variety planted in the basin of Marie-Galante and it is developing well in the basins of Grande-Terre.
In Martinique, a decision has been made to accelerate its multiplication and commercial fields will start production during the 2010 season.  top


SENEGAL

The Senegal Sugar Company (CSS) has decided to develop the surface areas planted with R579 for mid to late harvest.
41 ha were planted in 2008-2009 and the forecast for the 2009-2010 season is 200 ha. The areas planted with this variety will continue to be increased in the planting programmes for the coming 3 to 4 years.
eRcane has also concluded an agreement with the Senegal Sugar Company to supply the Richard Toll sugar estate with sugarcane seeds (fuzz) from targeted crosses.  top


PAPUA NEW GUINEA

R570 has been chosen as one of the varieties for late harvest, thanks to the yields achieved in the specific growing conditions at the Ramu Sugar estate, but also due to the low incidence of attacks from cane-borers observed with this variety. In 2009, approximately 7% of the total surface area was planted with R570. The aim is to exceed 10% in 2010.  top


TANZANIA

The first R varieties were sent to Tanzania in 2004. They are undergoing trials with varieties developed in other countries, in particular Mauritius and South Africa. The evaluation period will shortly be over and several R varieties are being multiplied in a view to moving to an industrial scale: R570, R575, R579, but also elite varieties which have not been released in Reunion Island. top


CONGO

R570 has proved to be the variety the best suited to the end of season in the SARIS sugar estate.
Despite a very marked period of drought, R570 maintains satisfactory yields. In 2008, approximately 15,000 tonnes of sugar were produced with this variety in a surface area of 2,150 ha.
eRcane also has an agreement with the Sugar Producers' Group in Cameroon, Congo and Chad to supply sugarcane seeds (fuzz) from targeted hybridizations to each of these countries.  top


COTE D’IVOIRE

R varieties (R570, R575, R577, R579 and R70/367) are present in all three production sites in Côte d’Ivoire.
In the Zuénoula estate, R570 and R579 varieties cover about 50% of the surface area and the results of trials for R575 and R577 should lead to an increase in their cultivation.
R570 accounts for 30% of the surface area in Borotou. In Ferké, nearly 20% of the area is planted with this variety. R579 is currently being multiplied in Ferké and has been introduced in Borotou.
eRcane also has an agreement with the Côte d'Ivoire Sugar Producers’ Assocation to supply the three sugar estates with sugarcane seeds (fuzz) from targeted hybridizations.  top


CHAD

Under the terms of an agreement with the Chad sugar industry, every year eRcane supplies five elite varieties from its selection stations.
eRcane also has an agreement with the Sugar Producers’ Group in Cameroon, Congo and Chad to supply sugarcane seeds (fuzz) from targeted hybridizations to each of these countries.  top


MOZAMBIQUE

Under the terms of an agreement with the Companhia de Sena SARL in Mozambique, every year eRcane supplies five elite varieties from its selection stations.  top


SWAZILAND

Experiments are currently underway with R570, under the terms of an agreement with the Swaziland sugar industry.  top


CAMEROON

Under the terms of an agreement with the Cameroon sugar industry, every year eRcane supplies five elite varieties from its selection stations.
eRcane also has an agreement with the Sugar Producers’ Group in Cameroon, Congo and Chad to supply sugarcane seeds (fuzz) from targeted hybridizations to each of these countries.  top


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Under the terms of an agreement with the sugar industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, every year eRcane supplies five elite varieties from its selection stations.
In 2008, 11,500 tonnes of sugar were produced with R570..  top


MOROCCO

eRcane has an agreement with SURAC (Sugarcane mills and refineries) to supply the Moroccan sugar industry with sugarcane seeds (fuzz) from targeted hybridizations.  top


VIETNAM

R sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production.  top


BURKINA FASO

R sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production.  top


GABON

R sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production.  top


UGANDA

Under the terms of an agreement with the Ugandan sugar industry, every year eRcane supplies five elite varieties from its selection stations.  top


KENYA

R sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production.  top


ZIMBABWE

R sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production.  top


MADAGASCAR

R sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production.  top


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

R sugarcanes in trials or in industrial production.  top


























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