Varieties 2023

"Revolutionizing Large-Scale Farming: Sugarcane Research Institute Unveils Promising New Varieties, Promising Sweet Success! Stay Tuned for Exciting Updates!"

Fertilizer applicator

Pellet Fertilizer Applicator (SRI-FX401) Field test at Gal-Oya Plantations -
Design and Developed by Mechanization Technology Division, Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI), Udawalawe, Sri Lanka


A Systematic Framework for Studying Two Sugarcane Harvesting Systems Based on National Policy Implementation in Sri Lanka. ( Read more...)


In most sugarcane varieties, elevated carbon dioxide alone does not affect photosynthesis, but the combination of elevated carbon dioxide and elevated temperature decreased photosynthesis. Elevated carbon dioxide decreases stomatal conductance and transpiration while increasing transpiration efficiency. The variable responses to elevated temperature and the significant genotypic variation to elevated carbon dioxide and elevated temperature observed, both individually and together, demonstrate a considerable scope to breed sugarcane varieties for a future high carbon dioxide and warmer climate. (Read more ...)


Sugarcane harvesting with dray leaves (Cane and Dry leaves Harvesting- CDLH) helps to increase manual harvesting efficiency, energy recovery, and sugar recovery. However, reengineering of the system is essential. (Read more ...)


Maturity Patterns of the sugarcane varieties are useful to schedule the planting and harvesting times. Therefore maturity patterns of sugarcane varieties introduced by Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI) from 1984-2017 are presented with the dates of planting and harvesting, and variation of pure obtainable cane sugar (POCS) with the age of the crop in different series of the varieties. (Read more ...)


The qualitative parameters of the clarified juice vary with different preliming pH. Therefore, optimizing preliming pH according to key parameters are essential for the efficient juice clarification process. (Read more ...)

Statistics of the Sugar Sector

Sri Lankan sugar sector statistics was updated …