Sugar Research Australia (SRA) has today unveiled a new resource for the Australian sugarcane industry bringing together a comprehensive library of industry research into one publicly accessible location.
The new elibrary is available via the SRA website www.sugarresearch.com.au and provides full-text access to more than 530 research reports and electronic publications authored by SRA researchers and staff or sponsored by SRA.
SRA CEO Neil Fisher said the library had come in direct response to our industry representative bodies’ and members’ requests to have readily available access to industry research data, reports, and other communications.
“The work gathered here is freely available and the library will be a growing collection of data from the research activities across the cane industry,” Mr Fisher said. “The site has a powerful search function that allows users to pinpoint across a range of topics and find exactly what they are looking for. Information is grouped according to SRA’s eight key focus areas of research. I encourage our industry investors and other stakeholders to make the most of this important resource.
“If you are a grower or miller you can enter a key word or words and get a one page summary of our research. If you want further information, another click will give you a complete report.
“If you are a researcher, you can access the full scientific report and other reports on the same or similar topic or research theme.”
The new elibrary is on view at the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT) conference in Bundaberg this week, where it is on show to a range of industry stakeholders including growers, millers, and researchers.