Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Sugar crop in early trouble

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JUST TWO WEEKS INTO the 2016 sugar crop and already there are problems.

Expected to produce just a paltry 7 000 tonnes of sugar, the sugar cane crop has been hit by technical problems at the island’s lone sugar factory.

Several sources confirmed yesterday that boilers at the Portvale Sugar Factory were not working adequately, causing a major pile-up of harvested canes in the yard of the St James facility.

Some in the sector said they were deeply concerned about the crop, given that the canes were already challenged to generate a significant amount of juice due to back-to-back droughts, a late crop last year that had an impact on this year’s season, and the falling number of acres under cultivation. (GE)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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