The inside track

BHCD vs Purity

- Sep 2014
he aim has always been to deliver burnt cane to the mill in 72hr or less so that the loss in quality is not too great whilst making it practical for the grower from a burning point of view. Lately there have been a number of cases where this has been greatly exceed causing an obvious loss in quality which is compounded by the damaged caused by frost.


Inside Track - Aug 2014


- Jun 2014

April/May points to focus on

Inside Track - May 2014

Updated maps

- Feb 2014
Some growers have started to receive their updated maps from NCT, particularly those with an NCT timber quota. Growers must please check both their timber AND cane areas! Some maps have been returned to NCT as having been checked, yet the cane area needed corrections. If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact Bruno Eggers.

Leaf Samples

Inside Track - Jan 2014
It is that time of year again to take leaf samples to check the efficacy of your fertiliser programme and to check what may be affecting one or two weak areas within a field.


Inside Track - Nov 2013
N42 is a little known variety in the Midlands North area which was released in 2011.

Cutting Cycles for Cane Varieties

Inside Track - Oct 2013
There has been an alarming increase in the Eldana numbers found on farms this year. There are two common factors regarding high Eldana counts; variety selection and age of cane.

Varieties & Seedcane

the inside track - Aug 2013
We request growers to please fill in their variety information correctly on the tickets as we use this collated information as one of the tools to decide which varieties to plant in the MN P&D nursery.

Improving the test frequency

the Inside Track - Jul 2013
The mill has strived to improve the testing frequency over the past few years, with mixed success.