This estate was formed primarily to serve as a buffer stock when other sources of cane supply declines. It is divided into 4 sections. Nucleus Estate has 3631 hectares of land.
 
On an average 158 man days are required to cultivate a hectare of land from land preparation to harvesting.
     

The Company manages the entire cultivation of this land and serves as a model farm for both settlers and out growers. It is made up of medium sized plots.
 
Nucleus Estate manages irrigated seed cane nurseries which supply seed to settlers and out growers whilst meeting its own requirement.
     

Each field extending up to 10 to 15 ha, supervised by a field assistant under the direction of a Superintendent.
 
Land preparation is mechanized while planting and weeding are done manually. Planting is carried out during the months of October – November the generally rainy period in this area.

 

 


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