International Sugar Journal

Modelling commercial sugarcane quality in the context of climate and mill scale supply chain logistics [Full subscriber]

Abstract The quality of sugarcane delivered to a sugar mill is of critical importance, as it influences sugar production and profitability. The weather has a significant impact on commercial cane quality. Accurate cane quality prediction can help millers with decisions about mill operations, scheduling and maintenance, and can also help in predicting sugar supply for marketing purposes. Various empirical and mechanistic sugarcane quality models have been developed to aid with decision-making, but these models were often limited to physiological processes and exclude harvesting, transport and sugarcane deterioration processes that can affect quality. The aim of this study was to develop…

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