Introduction

Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI) is one of the research institutes under the Department of Research and Department (DRD) of the ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives. It is charged with the responsibility to conduct and coordinate research activities on sugarcane for the whole country, and roots and tubers crops in the eastern zone, but also extending its support to the central zone. The National Biological Control unit under Plant Health Services of the Directorate of Crop Development (DCD) is also based at SRI.