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Estimating Effect of Vinasse on Sugarcane through Application of Potassium Chloride at Metahara Sugarcane Plantation

Ambachew Dametie, Abiy Fantaye and Zeleke Teshome*
Sugar Corporation, Research and Training, P.O. Box 15, Wonji, Ethiopia
Abstract :

A study was conducted at Metahara Sugar Estate in Ethiopia to assess effect of vinasse disposal on sugarcane fields. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with five replications. To simulate the amount  of  vinasse  to  be  disposed,  hree  levels  of  potassium  chloride  (0,  340,  and  580  kg  ha-1)  were  tested  on  three different soil types (brown clay loam, black non-vertic clay and black vertic clay). Soil analysis result showed that available K in the soil was ranged from 311-547 ppm. Potassium chloride application on cane fields had non-significant (P<0.05) effect for cane and sugar yields. Similarly, non-significant (p<0.05) effect was found for juice K2O and leaf nutrient contents (N, P and K%). Therefore, the level of potassium chloride applied at the proposed vinasse disposal rates didn’t affect nutrient uptake, yield, and juice quality in the subsequent crop; thus at Metahara Sugar Plantation, sugarcane fields can be used as disposing site for vinasse. However, long-term effect of vinasse to sugarcane crop and dynamics of K in relation to availability and fixation in the soils of the plantation should be further investigated through vinasse application to sugarcane fields.

Keywords :
Sugarcane; Ratoon crop; Vinasse; Juice quality; Cane yield; Sugar yield

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Volume 2, Number 5, December 2014 , ISSN ISSN: 2329-8863

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