Nawi, Nazmi Mat and Chen, Guangnan and Jensen, Troy and Baillie, Craig (2011) Transferring technology of measuring sugarcane quality from the laboratory to the field: what is possible? In: SEAg 2011: Diverse Challenges, Innovative Solutions, 29-30 Sep 2011, Gold Coast, Australia.
The need for a reliable in-field quality measurement in sugarcane industry is growing as the industry is moving towards the adoption of Precision Agriculture (PA) methods. However, most of the current monitoring systems used in PA methods only monitor production quantity and have no ability to measure product quality. This is a serious limitation in PA technologies due to considerable quality variation across the paddock. An ability to measure the quality level in the field would accelerate the adoption of PA methods, improve current payment systems and eliminate consignment errors in data collection system. To date, there is no reliable method available to measure sugarcane quality in the field, especially during harvesting. Most of the current technologies can only be used measure sugarcane quality in a laboratory. Among the existing technologies which are used to measure sugar quality are refractometer, polarimeter, biosensor and spectrometer. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to review current quality measurement technologies in sugarcane industry and their potential applications and limitations for in-field use. The new emerging technologies which have potentials to be applied for in-field quality measurement were also reviewed.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||sugarcane; quality; in-field measurement; CCS; precision agriculture; spectroscopic method|
|Depositing User:||Mr Troy Jensen|
|Date Deposited:||05 Mar 2012 02:25|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:57|
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