Overview Of SASRI

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Welcome to SASRI

The South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI) is a world renowned agricultural research institute at the forefront of a thriving sugar industry.

Research at SASRI is clustered within four multidisciplinary programmes, namely Variety Improvement, Crop Protection, Crop Performance & Management, and Systems Design & Optimisation.

An Extension Service provides the essential link between researchers and sugarcane farmers. SASRI also offers a range of services including fertiliser advice, disease diagnoses and education courses.

The Link

SASRI's newsletter to industry stakeholders, The Link, is published three times a year.

The current edition (May 2016) focusses on the advice for dealing with the crop nutrition and pest and disease management, especially after the dry conditions.

Other articles in this edition cover the choice of products when using lime and gypsum to address soil acidity problems and SASRI's role in evaluating new agrochemical products.

Download latest edition: The Link May 2016