ABSTRACT

A field experiment was conducted at Gorgao, Chunarughat location under Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute Substation (BSRIS), Chunarughat, Hobiganj during the cropping season 2018-2019 to find out suitable planting technique for cane production from plant cane in this area and to select best planting materials for increasing the yield of sugarcane.study the influence of planting method and planting materials on yield, quality and economics of sugarcane. This study was two factorial experiments where one is planting method and another one is planting materials. The present study was consisting of the following treatment. Factor A (Planting method): M1: Farrow method, M2: Pit method, M3: Trench method Factor B (Planting Materials): P1: Top of the stalk, P2: Two budded setts and P3: Soil bed settlings. In our experiment, it is revealed that significant differences in Number of tiller, Millable cane, cane weight, cane height and cane yield was observed by planting method and planting materials. The results of the experiment indicated that, planting of sugarcane with M3P3 treatment (Trench method × Soil bed settlings) found significantly superior in increasing number of millable canes, cane yield followed byM3×P1 treatment combination as compared to other treatment during one years of experimentation. The increase in cane yield was 1.86 % compared to the two bed setts with trench method. Considering the total cost and economic return, different factors associated with production system and farmers’ liking, cultivating sugarcane with trench method and soil bed settlings combination might be a profitable package for study areas of Chunarughat, Hobiganj.

Key words: Sugarcane, planting method, planting materials, benefit cost ratio.