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Australian sugar conference underway


The 25th annual Australian society of sugar cane technologists' conference, that started in Townsville, Australia yesterday, is aiming to highlight the latest advancements in research and development in the industry.

The four-day conference has brought a range of specialists from the bureau of sugar experiment stations, CRC Sugar, CSR and CSIRO together with the overall goal to investigate how R&D can bring solutions to an industry which is struggling for a range of reasons.

Information available to delegates will include optimising cane supply to mills, through to efficient use of water and the impact of cane juice on dissolved oxygen in irrigation and sustaining soil health.

Papers presented during the conference include 'CRC sugar: An experiment in a novel approach to sugar R&D' from R.J. Lawn, 'High performance industry strategies,' by IanMcMaster, CEO, CSR Sugar, 'Brazilian Futures,' by Marcos Molinaro, manager at Czarnikow in Brazil and 'Improving information flows in the sugar industrysupply chain: the Mackay Sugar web portal,' by J.A. Crane and G.F. Fleming.

The conference will close with the presentation of the 'Sugar Industry Innovator Awards/Research' awards.

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