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.


Recent Developments


Mechansiation Reports Updated

SASRI’s Mechanisation Reports have just been updated. These reports are designed to assist farmers establish the total cost of operating individual machines or complete machinery systems.


The reports also provide a list of up-to-date website addresses for companies that supply products commonly used in the industry (such as tractors, harvesters, cane handling equipment and implements). Suppliers that wish to be added to the list are requested to please email SASRI’s Agricultural Research Engineer, Peter Tweddle: peter.tweddle@sugar.org.za. To view or download reports, please select 'Publications' from the menu on the left.