Bagasse: A Potential Organic Soil Amendment Used in Sugarcane Production
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Mineral Soils
Soil Amendment

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Bhadha, Jehangir, Nan Xu, Raju Khatiwada, Stewart Swanson, and Chris LaBorde. 2020. “Bagasse: A Potential Organic Soil Amendment Used in Sugarcane Production”. EDIS 2020 (5), 5.


Bagasse is an agricultural by-product derived from the sugarcane milling process. It is a dry and fibrous residue left after the extraction of sugar juice from sugarcane. Over 2 million metric tons of bagasse is generated each year in South Florida, and need exists to find environmentally sustainable, yet economically viable use for it. Application of bagasse as a potential soil amendment on mineral soils to grow sugarcane seems like a good option to utilize the product. This factsheet explores the feasibilty of using bagasse as a organic soil amendment to grow sugarcane on mineral soils in South Florida.
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