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Impact of Sugarcane Delivery Schedule on Product Value at Raw Sugar Factories


  • Salassi, Michael E.
  • Garcia, Mercedes
  • Breaux, Janis B.
  • No, Sung Chul


Conversion to combine harvesters has resulted in Louisiana sugarcane growers delivering a more perishable product to raw sugar factories. Dextran formation increases as the time between harvest and milling is extended. Milling of freshly cut sugarcane reduces the formation of dextran and associated economic losses. One approach available to factories to reduce dextran formation is to extend the harvested sugarcane delivery schedule to the mill. A simulation model was developed to evaluate alternative delivery schedules at raw sugar factories. Economic losses in product value associated with dextran formation were estimated and compared for various extended delivery schedules.

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  • Salassi, Michael E. & Garcia, Mercedes & Breaux, Janis B. & No, Sung Chul, 2004. "Impact of Sugarcane Delivery Schedule on Product Value at Raw Sugar Factories," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 22(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:59606

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    1. Lazarus, William F., 2000. "Minnesota Agricultural Economist 699," Minnesota Applied Economist/Minnesota Agricultural Economist 13198, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
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