Impact of Sugar Mills Advisory Services on Sugarcane Production
Author(s) : Muhammad Umair Farooq, Farhat Ullah Khan, Zahid Iqbal, Syed Zia-ul-Hussnain, Mahwish Siraj
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The research study was carried out in the year 2019 to evaluate the sugar mills extension services on promoting modern sugarcane production technology and its impact on sugarcane production in district Muzaffargarh. A sample of 120 sugarcane growers was selected and interviewed personally from eight Union Councils (UC) of the study area. The results revealed that demographic traits were significantly linked with sugarcane production. All the respondents in the area acknowledged getting information regarding modern sugarcane cultivation practices and the latest research findings from sugar mills staff on enhancing sugarcane productivity. The most notable finding was the awareness and adoption of approved & recommended sugarcane varieties, filter cake, facility of soil/water testing and biological control laboratories services of sugar mills. Moreover, a 23.3% increase in sugarcane yield per acre was seen due to the facilitation of sugar mills extension services in the study area.