Correlation Study on the Time of Harvest, Number of Ratoons, Sugar Yield (LKg/TC), Purity and Trash Content of VMC 84-524 and Phil 75-44 for Crop Years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 in CADP, Inc., Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines

Author : Bunyi, Sarah Jane Reyes
Major Adviser : Borines, Myra G. 
Committee Members : Arocena, Rhebner E.; Bambase Jr., Manolito E.; Movillon, Jovita A. 
Year : 2016
Month : December
Type : Thesis
Degree: BS
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The Central Azucarera Don Pedro, Inc. (CADP, Inc.), along with other sugar factories in the Philippines, has been facing a stiff market competition due to the implementation of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) in 2015. One way to improve the competitiveness of the sugar industry is to increase the efficiency of the sugar mills. Sugar yield, purity, trash content, as well as sugarcane variety, are important  characteristics that need to be considered in sugar production. It is desirable for a variety to have a high yield, high purity and minimal trash content. Based on the gathered data, in crop years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, the two main varieties being milled in CADP, Inc., are the VMC 84-524 and the Phil 75-44. Correlation and two-way ANOVA were done to relate interactions of the parameters such as time of harvest and number of ratoons to the sugar yield (LKg/TC), purity and trash content of the two main cane varieties. Based on the statistical analysis, both varieties had significant increase in yield if planted up to the twelfth month, regardless of the order of ratoon. Moreover, it was observed that Phil 75-44 had significantly higher purity than VMC 84-524. The order of ratoon had no significant effect on the yield, trash and purity of both varieties.

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