International Sugar Journal

Using industry data to improve productivity through better variety recommendations* [Full subscriber]

Abstract A large amount of information is collected annually by mills at the rake, block, farm and mill area levels. In some areas, additional information is available, relating blocks to soil types, sub-districts, crop class and/or CCS by harvest time. QCANESelect™, the web-based decision support tool used to assist with variety selection at the block and farm level, makes recommendations for varieties based on soil type, diseases of concern and some management options. However, much of the information relating to variety performance on different soil types is not readily available and is not routinely analysed to assist in providing QCANESelect™…

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