Technical papers

Adoption of practices to mitigate harvest losses: 2017 results*

Abstract         Harvesting Best Practice (HBP) recommends that harvesters maintain pour rates of 80-90 t/h, depending on make and model, and recommends extractor-fan speed guidelines that ensure minimal cane loss with low extraneous matter (EM).  Exceeding the recommended pour rate overloads […]

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The Blackboard

Laboratory chemicals 

Horne’s dry lead, consisting of a mixture of 4 parts Pb(C2H3O2)2.PbO and 3 parts Pb(C2H3O2)2.2PbO, was known in 1904. In 1942 Bates noted that basic lead acetate was the most extensively used clarifying agent (dry powder or aqueous solution) for […]