International Sugar Journal

Optimisation of farm management for reducing cane losses during mechanised sugarcane harvesting by using SCHLOT software model* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Reducing cane harvest losses is an important part of farm management. Harvest waste consists of two parts: the collected waste and non-collectable waste. These cane losses are mainly caused by the operation of harvesting machines and the performance of their operators. In Australia, the Norris Crop Energy Technology Company designed software to manage sugarcane harvesting system (SCHLOT) and we found that it is a valuable model for Iranian sugarcane harvesters that can optimise Austoft 7000 harvester machines. Factors including linear ground speed of the harvester, the speed of fan rotation, conditions of field harvest variety, field density and yield,…

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