International Sugar Journal

Assessing cane and sugar losses utilising world-class methods* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         Harvester operators have immediate feedback on parameters such as bin weight but no feedback on levels of cane loss being suffered – this is an ‘invisible’ loss.  This leads to machines being operated at settings conducive to high cane loss, to the detriment of all sectors of the industry.  To mitigate this, industry bodies have demonstrated the magnitude of cane loss by running cane-loss trials with individual harvester operators.  Several cane-loss measurement strategies have been used.  ‘Mass Balance’ (MB) trials, where cane loss is inferred by the difference in clean cane yield from different treatments, are expensive to run…

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