Sugar Researcher covers the latest outcomes from SRDC funded research projects across four program areas: Growing the crop, Milling the crop, Sustaining the Environment, and Skills and Capabilities.
13 June 2013
The global sugar surplus will be 23 percent smaller than forecast as millers in leading producer Brazil direct more cane to making ethanol at the expense of the sweetener, according to Green Pool Commodity Specialists Pty.
To see the story in full, please visit http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-13/green-pool-cuts-sugar-surplus-by-23-as-brazil-turns-to-ethanol.html?
14 June 2013
THE European Union has so far given $67million to the sugar industry of the $136m earlier stated, says the European Union’s Pacific ambassador Andrew Jacobs.
To see the story in full, please visit http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=236801
17 June 2013
Growers encouraged to order tissue culture sugarcane plantletsfor planting in autumn 2014
BSES Limited (BSES)is reminding cane growers and productivity service boards that orders fortissue culture sugarcane plantlets close on 15 July 2013. Continue reading
17 June 2013
Workshop to assist sugarcane growers to employ more precise practices
BSES Limited (BSES) the principal provider of sugarcane research, development and extension and the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) are holding a joint workshop on Tuesday 25 June 2013 to showcase how precision agriculture (PA) can help improve on-farm productivity and profitability. Continue reading
BSES have released their latest CaneClips called ‘Tissue Culture’.
To view, please visit http://www.bses.com.au/page/Library/Videos/
Over 120 delegates attended the conference from around 30 nations.
As well as being on the organising committee, Robert addressed the delegates on the topic “Result of 20 years work in the development of a Green Cane Harvesting Systems and Full residue retention in the Wet-Subtropics”.
To read more about Sugar Asia 2013, please click here.
To view picture from the Exhibition, please visit the Sugar Asia Exhibition Gallery.
A Queensland sugar milling company is planning to cash in on waste from another agricultural industry to create hotter and cleaner renewable fuel.
Bundaberg Sugar has partnered with Pacific Gold Macadamias this year to diversify fuel used in its cogeneration plant. Continue reading
North Queensland sugar cane growers are finding innovative ways to improve water quality on the Great Barrier Reef by minimising water run-off from their properties.
Vince and Rita Papale run a sugar cane farm at Home Hill in the Burdekin, south of Townsville – the engine room of the Australian sugar industry. Continue reading
Clarification of Juice from Whole Sugar Cane Crop Final PhD seminar presented by Caroline Thai
In the Australian sugar industry, fluctuations of raw sugar prices have resulted in interest to increase the amount of biomass, so that product diversification to platform chemicals, ethanol and cogeneration can be realised. Harvesting the whole sugar cane crop, WC (i.e., green cane stalk and tops and leaves, viz. trash), will bring in significant amounts of biomass that could be used to ass value. However, juice expressed from WC is difficult to process into raw sugar of acceptable qualitative and in high yield. Continue reading