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Advances in harvesting and transport of sugarcane

Code: 9781838795931
Rianto van Antwerpen, South African Sugarcane Research Institute and University of the Free State, South Africa; Philipus Daniel Riekert van Heerden, South African Sugarcane Research Institute and University of Pretoria, South Africa; Peter Tweddle, South African Sugarcane Research Institute, South Africa; Ronald Ng Cheong and Vivian Rivière, Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute (MSIRI), Mauritius

Chapter synopsis: The chapter describes preparation of sugarcane for harvesting, harvesting options, in-field loading and transport. It considers two harvesting systems: manual and mechanical harvesting, each of which is affected by whether the crop is burnt or not burnt immediately before harvest. The chapter explores the advantages and disadvantages of each method and suggests directions for future development in this field.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Pre-harvest ripening of sugarcane 3 Manual harvesting of sugarcane 4 Mechanical harvesting of sugarcane 5 Loading and transportation of sugarcane 6 Conclusion 7 Future trends 8 Where to look for further information 9 References

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