International Sugar Journal

Investigating losses from green and burnt cane harvesting conditions* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         Despite much research into the impact of high harvester pour rates and fan speeds on harvested cane yields, there has been a low adoption of harvesting best practices (HBP) across the industry.  Full adoption across the Australian sugarcane industry could increase industry revenue without the need for horizontal expansion (an increase in cane land).  To inform the industry of the potential for significant gains, 95 replicated harvesting trials and workshops were undertaken during 2017 and 2018 across 12 sugarcane regions in Queensland and New South Wales.  The performance of settings recommended by HBP was compared with each harvesting operation’s…

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