Problems Faced By Farmers
Despite its importance, sugarcane cultivation in India faces several challenges, including water scarcity, low productivity, and pest attacks. Weed, insect, and disease infestations can cause significant losses in sugarcane crops, leading to reduced yields and quality. Here are some estimates of the percentage losses caused by weeds, insects, and diseases in sugarcane. Weed competition in sugarcane can cause yield losses of up to 60%, with an average loss of 20-30%, Insect pests such as White Grub, termites, armyworms, and leafhoppers can cause yield losses of up to 20%, and sugarcane diseases such as red rot, smut, and leaf scald can cause yield losses of up to 40%.