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.
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SASRI's newsletter to industry stakeholders, The Link, is published three times a year.
The current edition (September 2015) focusses on the dry conditions being experienced throughout the industry. It carries recommendations for dealing with the increase in eldana damage resulting from the drought.
Other articles in this edition cover new transport regulations, managing soil acidity and sustainable sugarcane farming.
Download latest edition: September 2015