Sugarcane

Authored by: Balaji Aglave

Handbook of Plant Disease Identification and Management

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138585478
eBook ISBN: 9780429504907
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429504907-14

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Abstract

Sugarcane have several species of tall perennial true grasses of the genus Saccharum, tribe Andropogoneae that is native to the warm temperate tropical regions of South Asia and Melanesia and that are used for sugar production. It has stout, jointed, fibrous stalks that are rich in the sugar sucrose, which accumulates in the stalk internodes. The plant is 2 to 6 m (6 to 20 ft) tall.

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