Potential technologies to measure sugarcane quality in the field

Nawi, Nazmi Mat and Chen, Guangnan and Jensen, Troy and Baillie, Craig (2012) Potential technologies to measure sugarcane quality in the field. In: 2012 International Conference of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR-AgEng 2012), 8-12 July 2012, Valencia, Spain.

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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) technique. However, current monitoring systems in sugarcane industry only monitor crop yield and have no ability to measure product quality. This is a serious limitation in PA technologies due to considerable quality variation across the paddock. Most of the current technologies can only be used measure sugarcane quality in a laboratory. 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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 10:52
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2017 23:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: sugarcane, quality, in-field measurement, CCS, precision agriculture
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820304 Sugar
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21604

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