From the sugar in our tea to the fuel in our cars, sugarcane plays a pivotal role in our daily lives in Zimbabwe. A member of the Graminaceae, or grass family, sugarcane in a perennial crop which typically takes 12 months to reach maturity.
Proper soil and nutrient management is key to achieving high yields from this resource-intensive crop, and at Superfert we take pride in providing the best products to ensure maximum productivity and return on investment. Every good farmer knows that a good season starts with paying attention to his most precious resource: his soil. A soil sample prior to planting or just after harvest is critical to understand which nutrients are needed and in what amounts. It also tells the farmer if he needs to lime his lands and if so, which types of lime to use.
Sugarcane is a luxuriant user of nitrogen. Nitrogen is key to a good tall crop with long internodes to provide plenty of room in which to store sugar, as well as large healthy leaves which serve as the factory to produce it. Superfert nitrogen fertilizers such as Ammonium nitrate and Urea are the ideal sources for this important nutrient.
Other nutrients, such as phosphorus, potassium and sulphur are provided for in our wide selection of basal fertilizers and top dressings. Phosphorus provides the sugarcane with the energy it needs to grow, both above and below ground. An adequate supply of phosphorus at the beginning of the season helps the crop to grow a large, healthy root system which it uses to absorb water and nutrients. Potassium provides the mechanism with which to move the sugars produced from the leaves to the internodes for storage. These are three of the nutrients which the sugarcane crop uses the most of, however there are many other equally important nutrients which are critical to ensuring maximum yields. Sulphur (S), Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Boron (B) and Manganese (Mn) are of huge importance and are all found in Superfert sugarcane blends.
Whether you prefer to use one of our popular basal blends, or require a tailor-made blend to fit the exact requirements as per your soil sample, Superfert has the solution for you.
Our range of sugarcane fertilizers:
|Sugarcane Basal fertilizers||Sugarcane blends:29:14:0825:0:22 +5S + 0.4Zn + 0.13B
30:19:0 + 0.4S + 1Zn +0.1 B
|Sugarcane Top dressing fertilizers||Ammonium Nitrate (34.5%)Urea (46%)
Carbon Black Urea