International Sugar Journal

An innovative framework to implement precision technologies* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Precision Technologies offer great potential to increase on-farm productivity and profitability. This potential is unlikely to be fully achieved, however, without a systematic monitoring and control of the most important productivity constraints. This paper reports on a novel tool developed to provide advisers and sugarcane growers with a framework to manage these limiting factors, such as sugar loss, compaction, etc. Also, the tool will assist the decision making process to implement monitoring technologies. It is based on the systematic and proven Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system, developed to ensure food safety in the food industry, and adapted…

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