Jamal Saudi

Jamal Saudi

Dehkhoda Sugarcane Agro-Industry Co, Iran

Title: Evaluation of irrigation in triple-cropping of sugarcane


Jamal Saudi is currently a PhD student in Soil Fertility & Chemistry from Islamic Azad University (IAU), Khuzestan Science & Research Branch. He has completed his MSc in Agriculture Engineering from Islamic Azad University, Khuzestan Science & Research Branch, in 2011 and he has graduated in Agrology from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in 1992. He is presently the Director of Applied Research at Dehkhoda Sugarcane Agro-Industry Co, in Iran. In the course of more than 25 years he became experienced with many aspects of sugarcane researches and cultivations.


Sugarcane is one of the important plants in tropical and semi-tropical regions that need plentiful water, these plants cultivates in extended area in Khuzestan province of Iran. In this study, triple-cropping of sugarcane cultivar Cp69-1062 on the ridge was evaluated and compared to double-cropping of sugarcane cultivar Cp69-1062 on the ridge that is current planting region. Results showed that in spite of higher dense planting in triple-cropping, in leaf sheath moisture, leaf nitrogen, ridge EC, qualitative situation of cultivar, plant height, stem diameter and number of shoots, there was not any significant difference between triple-cropping with double-cropping of sugarcane on the ridge. However, the difference between numbers of stem per m² in triple-cropping with double-cropping of sugarcane was significant at 5% level. Also, water use efficiency (WUE) and the mean yield of sugarcane and sugar in triple-cropping were more than double-cropping of sugarcane.