Fiji starts using two new varieties of cane


Two new sugarcane varieties are expected to be introduced to cane farmers in Fiji.

The Sugar Research Institute of Fiji has approved the new varieties after more than a decade of tests to find additional sugarcane breeds to be produced alongside the dominant Mana variety, reported Radio new Zealand.

The new varieties should be released later this year. According to a research officer at the Institute, Prem Naidu, they will boost the sugar industry.

One of the characteristics of the varieties is the high fibre content, which will be good for cogeneration.

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