Final results and maximising sugarcane recovery through development of harvesting decision support tool.

In this webinar Phil Patane (SRA) presented the final outcomes of the project ‘Adoption of practices to mitigate harvest losses’ and and Brendon Nothard (DAF) explained the next stage of the project titled ‘Maximising sugarcane recovery: development of harvesting decision support tool’.

This very important next stage aims to deliver a grower-friendly decision-support tool that applies the latest research findings, incorporates economic evidence, and encourages adoption of HBP.

Phil Patane is the Agricultural machinery specialist for Sugar Research Australia. Phil graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at the University of Queensland and has been specialising in minimising harvesting losses since 2013.

Brendon Northard is a Senior Agricultural Economist for DAF in Mackay. His involvement in the Australian Sugar Industry includes investigations into the economic impact of cane harvesting practices and new farming systems.

This project was funded by SRA and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture through the Rural R&D for Profit Program. SRA also acknowledges the funding contribution from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries towards this research activity.

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