International Sugar Journal

Benchmarking cane supply quality in the Herbert, Burdekin, Proserpine and Plane Creek regions [in Australia]* [Full subscriber]

Abstract A survey of the quality of the cane delivered to the Herbert, Burdekin, Proserpine and Plane Creek regions was undertaken in 2015 to assess the quantity of extraneous matter (viz. dirt and roots, trash and tops) in the cane supply, as well as measure billet length and quality (viz. sound, damaged and mutilated). Extraneous matter was between 5.4% and 32.7% of the cane supply in the Herbert, Proserpine and Plane Creek regions and between 3.6% and 12.0% of the cane supply in the Burdekin. Tops were between 36% and 55% of the median extraneous matter in the cane supply…

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