International Sugar Journal

Cane productivity and diversification take top billing at the 2019 ISSCT congress

In early September, key players in the sugarcane industry, particularly those in the R&D sector and those supplying a range of equipment, products and services to the sector will be […]

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Monthly Snapshot July [Full subscriber]

Market overview Fifteen-day average of ISA daily price of 12.93 cents/lb on 20th June suggests that the sugar market is reacting to the impending deficit in 2019/20 highlighted by several […]

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The lure of Australian sugar companies to foreign investors

In his posthumous collection of travel writing the Unfinished Journey, the engaging and acerbic novelist Shiva Naipaul posed the question, why, with Australia surrounded by its Asian neighbours was discovered […]

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The Blackboard

Final bagasse [Full subscriber]

The accurate sampling of final bagasse (FB) is a difficult problem. No satisfactory continuous sampler has been devised and hand sampling is used. Generally, the analyses of FB samples are […]

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Monthly Snapshot June [Full subscriber]

Market Overview On 17th May, raw sugar price settled at 12.14 cents/lb, lower than the 15-day average of 12.46 cents. Despite forecasts by various analysts of impending sugar deficit for […]

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Are the EU sugar policy makers on extended leave?

One of the great achievements of the EU sugar policy makers was to make the EU sugar industry globally competitive before letting it loose on the global market place. During […]

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The Blackboard

Bagasse analysis: Early work [Full subscriber]

In 1948 Spencer & Meade noted that the analysis of bagasse “presents many difficulties not found with juice, sugar or molasses. Bagasse has much insoluble matter,  no homogeneity and evaporation […]

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Monthly Snapshot May [Full subscriber]

Market overview Over the past month, the sugar market continues to be informed by market fundamentals. On 18th April, the May contract settled at 12.76 cents/lb. With the analysts LMC […]

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Exemplary treatment of cane cutters in Guatemala

“When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist. Dom Helder Camara Since the birth […]

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The Blackboard

Sweet sorghum [Full subscriber]

Sweet sorghum was already of interest to the sugarcane industry in 1932. Breeders in North India used POJ 2725 for crosses with various cereals; hybrids were obtained only with sorghum. […]

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