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.

Among other articles, the current edition (September 2016), contains news on about the first mobile app for the SA sugarcane industry. Aptly named PurEst, the app assists growers with in-field ripening decision-making. 

This edition also describes a new ‘potassium reserve’ soil test introduced by the Fertiliser Advisory Service at SASRI, which has the potential of significantly reducing fertiliser input costs over large areas of the industry.

assists growers with their ripening decision-making in the field. Recommendations are based on
readings from measurements of Brix% taken with a hand-held refractometer.

Download The Link: September 2016