Crop 2006

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1. Résultat final de la récolte (pdf file) [29/6/07]

La finalisation des données au niveau des différents usines et champs a principalement affecté les chiffres concernant les superficies récoltées.

 

On observera que la perte nette de superficie récoltée en 2006 par rapport à 2005 atteint finalement 1 619 hectares, soit un chiffre inférieur au 1 700 hectares évoqué précédemment.  Ce chiffre de 1 619 hectares de perte se compare de toute manière défavorablement à la moyenne annuelle des pertes de superficie de 2001 à 2005, qui est de 1 211 hectares.

 

La superficie totale récoltée s’élève donc à 66 732 hectares, toujours au-dessus des 63 000 hectares que l’industrie pense maintenir sous culture de canne à sucre une fois la réforme terminée en 2010-2011.

 

Au niveau des indicateurs de performance, on notera également que le rendement à l’hectare est ramené à la baisse à 71,17 tch au lieu de 71,24 tch comme initialement communiqué. Pour rappel, le rendement moyen observé sur la période 2001-2005 s’élève à 73,70 tch.

2. Analyse statistique de la récolte (pdf file) [29/6/07]

3. Récolte sucrière décevante [29/12/06]

Les résultats provisoires indiquent une production sucrière d'environ 504 000 tonnes, obtenue de l'usinage de quelque 4 700 000 tonnes de cannes, à un taux d'extraction moyen pour l'île de 10,64%.

Cette mauvaise récolte est dans une grande mesure due aux conditions climatique peu favorables qui ont prévalu durant toute la campagne, et à une baisse accentuée des surfaces récoltées couplée d'une productivité de canne a l'hectare en chute egalement . [Lire le communiqué] 

4. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end November 2006

As at 2nd December 2006, about 99% (34 743 ha) of miller-planters’ land has been harvested compared to nearly 100% (36 167 ha) at the same period last year.  Sector-wise and again for miller-planters only, harvest has reached 93% in the North, 99% in the South and has been completed in the East, West and Centre. [full report]  12/12/06

5. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end October 2006

With the lag of slightly more than 19 000 tonnes of sugar on last year’s production for an equivalent percentage (81%) of the area harvested for miller-planters and the present trend, which would maintain itself until the end of the crop season, it is now confirmed that production will not reach 500 000 tonnes of sugar. [full report] 

6. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end September 2006

Since cane yield is expected to decline slightly and estraction rates are not expected to increase significantly until the end of the crop season to compensate for the reduction experienced up to now, sugar productivity is anticipated to remain below that of last year.

Considering the above trend and assuming normal weather up to the end of the harvest season and the reduction in area to be harvested, sugar production may be slightly lower than the revised estimate of 500 000 tonnes. However, this margin cannot be determined with precision since the area still to be harvested by small growers is not available. [full report]

7. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end August 2006

So far with about 39% of the crop harvested on miller-planters' land, milling data indicate both a lower cane productivity and extraction rate when compared to last year. This has obviously depressed sugar productivity. Although weather was better in August than in July for the crop, it has not fully  compensated for the abundant rainfall of last month (July) causing a lower than expected extraction rate. Full report  [6/9/06]

8. Révision à la baisse de l'estimation, soit à 500 000 tonnes

Cette performance très moyenne de la récolte à ce jour s’explique principalement par les conditions climatiques peu favorables qui ont prévalu depuis le début de l’année. Lire le communiqué  [31/8/06]

9. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end July 2006

Except for the North, cane productivity is lower than in 2005. The shortfall is nearly 5 TCH. Extraction is betterthan last year in the East and Centre sectors and the average for the island is similar to that of last year. Sugar productivity island-wise is lagging behind that of last year (7.6 TSH) by 0.44 TSH. Rainfall recorded during the month of July in all sectors, except for the West, will be detrimental to ripening and cane is not expected to grow significantly to boost cane productivity. Full report [4/8/06]

10. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end June 2006

Based on the preliminary data, the South sector is having a comparable performance to that of last year.  For the Centre, the area harvested is too small to reflect any trend.  Improvements are expected in the weeks to come as harvest stabilizes.  Since the crop has almost fully recovered with regard to total cane height and ripening is progressing satisfactorily, the official estimate of 530 000 tonnes of sugar for the 2006 crop is maintained. Full report  [7/7/06]

11. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end May 2006

A slightly lower cane productivity is anticipated for the 2006 crop compared to that of 2005.

The sucrose accumulation pattern and ripening conditions observed during May are encouraging.  In case weather during winter is normal, an extraction rate much higher than that of 2005 is expected. Full report    [6/6/06]

12. La production sucrière 2006 estimée à 530 000 tonnes

Cette estimation est basée sur l'usinage de quelque 4,9 millions de tonnes de cannes avec un taux d'extraction moyen de 10,85 %.    Lire le communiqué   [2/6/06]

13. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end April 2006

The exceptionally high growth rates, stemming from the very favorable weather conditions recorded during April, have contributed to substantial recovery in cane total height . However, since total cane height in sectors East, South, West, and Centre that represent 80% of national production, is still lagging by about 13 cm on average, below normal cane production is anticipated. (full report)

14. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end March 2006

Growth slowed during the first fortnight of March following the passage of tropical storm Diwa, but during the second fortnight the plant was able to compensate and overall growth has been comparable to that recorded during the same period in 2005 but slightly lower than normal. However total cane height is still seriously lagging behind that of 2005 and the normal. It will be difficult for the 2006 crop to recover fully from the setback accumulated to-date and thus below normal cane production is anticipated. (Full report) 

15. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end February 2006

Since the most favorable period for growth is over, it may be difficult for the crop to recover fully from a later onset in elongation resulting from the effect of the dry weather experienced from October to December, and the risk of reaching harvest with a below normal cane height is high. It is probable that a below normal sugar productivity will be recorded. This lower productivity, if coupled with the loss of sugar cane land, will result in a below normal production. (full report)

Addendum to Crop Report for February 2006 The gusts associated with Diwa have not only affected the foliage but also the root system.  It is expected that growth of the plant will come to a halt under the combined effects of wind, rain and water accumulation in the fields, the more so that with the abundant rainfall of February the soils were already saturated.  Resumption of growth is subject to weather conditions in the coming days. 

16. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end January 2006

The substantial and well-distributed rainfall coupled with the above normal temperatures recorded during the month of January has been very beneficial to the crop.  Even if total cane height is lagging behind the normal and that of the 2005 crop generally, normal cane productivity can be achieved since the sugar cane plant usually exhibits compensatory growth after sustaining a period of water stress.  Full report

17. MSIRI Crop Report - Status as at end December 2005

Based on the stalk height data, it is clear that the crop is lagging behind that of 2005, which benefited from a wetter regrowth period.  However, the setback when compared to the normal (best five years of the last ten) is only 7.4 cm and leaves room for recovery in case normal weather, especially rainfall and radiation, sets in.  Thus, normal productivity can still be expected. (full report)