IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

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.

Suggested Citation

  • 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

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Marcos A. Rangel & Tom Vogl, 2016. "Agricultural Fires and Infant Health," NBER Working Papers 22955, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Marcos A. Rangel & Tom S. Vogl, 2016. "Agricultural Fires and Infant Health," Working Papers rangel_vogl_fires.pdf, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies..


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:59606. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.