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FSC concerned about people setting cane fields on fire

August 30, 2018 11:38 pm

FSC concerned about people setting cane fields on fire

The Fiji Sugar Corporation is concerned with an increase in arson in cane fields.

FSC Chief operating officer, Navin Chandra, says they are receiving complaints from growers on daily basis about their field being set on fire.

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Chandra says this has become a worry as large fields with green cane is being burnt, causing a loss.

“When large portions of fields are burnt, it’s very hard to get the area harvested in a very short time and the growers then end up paying the penalty of receiving stand over cane which is not what we want.”

According to FSC 17 percent of cane supplied to the mills are burnt cane.

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