International Sugar Journal

Core/press cane evaluation procedure, a proposal for improvement [Full subscriber]

Many procedures and formulae are in use in different countries for the evaluation of cane to be purchased on quality basis. The procedure and formula (core/press method) currently in use in Louisiana is likely to be introduced in Pakistan. Assumptions made in the formula for the evaluation of cane invariably lead to higher Pol % cane and lower Fibre % cane numbers that decrease the liquidation factor. “The present core/press method procedure predicts about 3-5% more pol in cane than is actually present” (Birkett & Stein-1988, 1989). This is likely to raise questions in the mind of growers about the…

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