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Date Accessioned2013-09-26
Date Available2013-09-26
AbstractMechanical harvesting of sugarcane has been a major success story for the Australian sugar industry. However, the Australian sugarcane industry has suffered a plateau in productivity (Wilson and Leslie 1997) and there is considerable evidence that mechanisation is a component of this plateau in performance. SRDC has provided significant investment in harvester technology and harvesting operations. This research has been fragmented and has not been carried out within the context of the supply chain or a farming system framework. However, this research has clearly shown the magnitude of harvesting losses and their ultimate effect on productivity is clearly associated with the harvesting system.
Part of SeriesInternal Report; 2010 FSA002
SubjectHarvesting losses
SubjectResearch priorities
SubjectHarvesting Research and Development opportunities
SubjectImproved machine performance
SubjectHarvesting best practice (HBP)
SubjectSugarcane loss
SubjectMachine based solutions to harvest losses
SubjectFarming systems
SubjectProduction management
TitleA project scoping document to SRDC on harvesting RD&E

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  • Farming systems and production management [221]
    Research outcomes: Growers and harvesters benefit from the ongoing research in productivity improvement, production management and agronomical techniques. Developed technologies and management practices that enhance productivity and demonstrate a high rate of return on investment

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