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International Certificate Course in Sugar Cane Agronomy

This course aims to develop the professional skills of persons occupying or preparing to occupy positions of responsibility in sugar cane growing companies.

Audience: Agronomists, field management staff, training officers, advisers, extension officers and all those occupying responsible positions in the area of sugar cane growing, or in organisations associated with the sugar industry

Course leaders: All lecturers in Sugar Cane Agronomy are specialists from the Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute/Mauritius Cane Industry Authority (MCIA) or other high calibre professionals

Dates: 4 September to 20 November 2019

Course contents

  • Botany, physiology and agro meteorology
  • Breeding and varieties
  • Biometry and field experimentation
  • Diseases
  • Insect pests
  • Weed agronomy
  • Soils and fertilization
  • Agricultural mechanization and transport
  • Soil physics, irrigation and drainage
  • Cultural operations


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