Improving harvest efficiency in the Mossman Central Mill area : SRDC Final report
The Mossman sugar industry in 2004 was characterised by small farms and small blocks, an excessive kilometer/tonne transport ratio, an aging transport infrastructure with a bin fleet of limited capacity, a decreasing area of supply and a harvest window limited by topography. A project to improve the overall efficiency of the harvest and transport sector of the Mossman sugar industry commenced in 2005. Changes to improve the efficiency were developed through a series of workshops with representatives from the Mossman Central Mill, Mossman CANEGROWERS, the Queensland branch of the Mechanical Cane Harvesters Association and Mossman Agricultural Services. This group looked at a range of payment and harvest management issues. The project was managed through two broad work programs; industry consultation looking at payment options and monitoring of a group of harvesters.
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A participatory approach towards improving industry sector profits through improved harvesting efficiency : SRDC Final report BSS227 Agnew, JR (2002)Recent productivity gains through the introduction of high yielding varieties, green cane harvesting, improved drainage and irrigation have resulted in larger, mostly lodged crops with increased suckering. As a result, ...
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Ellis, D; Haigh, I (2006)This project was initiated due to a lack of information available to harvesting groups as to whether their operation was economically comparable to other harvesting groups in the Burdekin and if their current practices ...