Trial to learn how to avoid losing sugar
SUGARCANE growers and harvester operators are invited to see firsthand how they could avoid losing valuable sugar from mechanical harvesting by participating in real-world harvesting research demonstration trials.
Trials over many years have shown that there are potential losses of sugarcane and juice (sugar) from common harvester settings.
As part of a major integrated research and adoption program to help optimise harvest efficiency, sugarcane harvesting groups (growers and contract harvesters) are being offered the chance to see this research for themselves, in their own conditions and with their own machinery.
Program co-ordinator Bernard Milford said SRA was targeting about 10% of the harvest groups in each region for the coming 2017 harvest season.
SRA will run the trials to international scientific standards and will co-ordinate the activity with the mills.
Growers or harvester operators who would like to be involved are invited to contact Phil Patane of SRA on 0431 818 482.