Sugarcane Crop Doing Well

By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter

AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois said sugarcane across the state appears to be doing well. "I think we’re going to have a big crop,” he said. Current varieties have excellent cold tolerance, which reduced the effects of last winter’s unusually cold weather. Cane after the freeze of 1989 suffered because varieties then were unable to withstand a deep freeze, he said.