Sugar4 is a good tool in increasing productivity in sugarcane farming; not only in the field but also in the office.

- Mr. Jose Maria Gaston of Sherwood Farms


Homres System Innovators will be providing services for online production reporting for First Farmers Holding Corporation. Beginning January 2012 production data will be available at their website

Responding to our clients’ requests, HOMRES System Innovators, Inc. is proud to introduce its new SUGAR4 package. Our Corporate Version of SUGAR4 is designed for medium to large corporations with a farm area between 1,000 to 10,000 hectares.

“SUGAR4 could serve as the catalyst for growth . . .”, this was the message delivered by Mr. de la Paz, chief operating officer of HOMRES, to the Management Division in the recently held 56th PHILSUTECH Convention at the Waterfront Convention Center in Lahug, Cebu.


The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is keeping its sugar production forecast for crop year 2012-2013 at 2.356 million metric tons (MT).

SRA administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said the sugar industry remains resilient despite the onslaught of Typhoon Pablo and tropical storm Quinta that hit Mindanao and Visayas sugar-producing areas.

Details on the Sugarcane Industry Roadmap for 2011 – 2016

The Sugar Regulatory Administration is conducting a thorough assessment of the damage of typhoon “Pablo” on sugarcane crops, which may cause a drop in this year’s production. Also, the sugar master plan is in place and is already being enforced to prepare the sugar industry for 2015, when the tariff on imported sugar entering the country drops to five percent.

In preparation for the coming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community in 2015, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia have formed the ASEAN Sugar Alliance (ASA).

Development is on-going with AGRI4, a multi-crop management software. Features will include crop by crop reporting, detailed history of expenses and production, payroll and personnel management as well as warehouse capabilities. Beta release is expected in the second quarter of 2012.

HOMRES is working with First Farmers Holding Corporation to deliver cane receipts (pesada) and weekly production reports via a secure website. To activate your account or for further information contact Mr. Giovanni Kilayko at the FFHC Cane Services Group (contact nos: 476-3567 / 476-3606 / 476-3608 / 476- 3609 local 305). Registered SUGAR4 users may [...]

The Crop Year Planner now has a new ROI (Return of Investment) Calculator and a revised Breakeven Calculator for improved planning and performance review.