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Nutirtion : Recommendations for nitrogen

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South African Sugarcane: Research Institute

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Nitrogen fertilisier costs the sugar industry some R93 million annually (1998) and the price continues to rise rapidly. This amount represents about 50% of the total spent on fertiliser by the cane grower.

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South African Sugarcane: Research Institute, 2000.

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Nutrition : The Fertiliser Advisory Service (FAS)

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South African Sugarcane: Research Institute

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Fertilisers use for sugarcane is characterised by large inputs of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which can amount to 20% or more of total production costs. It is estimated that the South African sugar industry uses about 250 000 tons of fertiliser annually, costing over R200 million

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South African Sugarcane: Research Institute, 2000.

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South Africa

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  • fertilizers
  • advisory services

A farm budget and a proper information system

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Learner Guide: Primary Agriculture
The learner will be able to utilize the previous ear?s cash-flow statement and income statement as major input for the following year?s cash-flow budget ensuring that monthly income and all costs are clearly indicated. He/she will also be able to crossreference independently these budgets to ensure horizontal compatibility and have a clear understanding of the need for a whole farm budget with specific indication of how it will be applied in a managerial decision ?making process.

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2006.

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  • information systems
  • financial situation
  • farm management

Nutrition: Fertiliser recommendations for cane in the northern irrigated areas

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South African Sugarcane: Research Institute

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Fertiliser may comprise up to 30% of the variable costs of sugarcane production. Cost effective fertiliser advice is offered by the SASRI Fertiliser Advisory Service (FAS).

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South African Sugarcane: Research Institute, 2008.

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South Africa

Agrovoc terms: 

  • fertilizers
  • Sugarcane

Product Carbon Footprinting Standards in the Agri-Food Sector

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International Trade Centre

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This paper aims to guide exporters of agricultural products through the process of product carbon footprinting so as to make it easier for them to understand the processes involved, improve their environmental performance and ultimately to reduce the costs for their business. This paper presents a typology of PCF schemes and initiatives including relevant examples, the different steps involved in calculating a PCF, the main challenges in relation to methodology, data and uncertainty, issues particularly relevant to developing countries, and an overview of potential mitigation measures.

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Geneva, International Trade Centre (ITC), 2012.

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  • Carbon
  • Standards
  • environmental management
  • Agroindustry

Basic Accounting: Guidance for Beginning Farmers

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In addition to growing great food and fi ber products and taking care of the land, farmers need to be good fi nancial stewards of their business and household. Th is requires being organized, keeping track of all income and expenses, and having a grasp of basic principles of accounting. For instance, if you can predict the months when your major expenses will occur, you?ll be better able to ensure that you have the cash on hand to pay for them. Th is is especially important for farmers, who tend to have high costs in the spring and don?t necessarily get paid until later in the year. You can better manage your cash by creating an annual cash-fl ow budget.

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2012.

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  • accounting
  • farm management