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SRDC Update is a bimonthly publication from the Sugar
Research and Development Corporation. It provides news about
SRDC and their progress towards the delivery of research
outputs and outcomes for a competitive and sustainable
Adapting to climate change
R&D for the future
Climate change. It’s the hot
topic on the lips of everyone
from Canberra to Cairns.
in maximum temperatures over the next 20
“As part of this project, we are trying to get
along the entire value chain,” Dr Park said.
project, researchers from CSIRO and DPI&F have joined
“To maintain an internationally competitive
changes in the local climate; think about
how these changes will affect the industry;
adaptation strategies for the whole of the
Adaptation to Climate Change workshop, will be an important step in
setting the right R&D targets to help
about identifying all possible impacts, but
was one of the first steps in working out
“It would be irresponsible not to do as
systems, harvesting and milling operations
variability. These changes are likely to
affect every sector of the industry value
dioxide is known to increase productivity in
reduction in the amount of effective rainfall
might counter any possibility of realising
To register for the industry-wide
“Adaptation planning is a matter of trying to
Adaptation to Climate Change
tip the balance of impacts in favour of any
workshop on Thursday 29 March,
industry needs more information to be able to make informed decisions.
New thinking about harvesting and transport spells big savings down south
For more information about
these projects contact Rick
has taken a huge bite out of their input
Beattie 02 6620 8257 or
Andrew Tickle 02 6683 4205.
supply operations by a whopping 32 per cent in just four years thanks to a project which has developed a harvest management system.
harvested field, coloured by speed.
staff from CSIRO, Harvesting Solutions and the New South Wales Sugar Milling Cooperative.
The team says that the system, which has
areas for the 2005 and 2006 seasons, has
harvested and areas for standover
NSWSMC Agricultural Services Manager Rick Beattie said that in the first step of the project they worked with Agtrix Harvest Management Solutions to develop a software solution known as CHOMP (Centralised Harvest Operations Management Program) to fit their needs.
Project, said their long-term goal is to
reduce the costs of harvesting by $1/tonne
by establishing a million-tonne harvesting
Call for Travel and Learning
provide an improved basis for harvesting
and Grower Group Innovation
“Having one large harvesting cooperative
will enable cane harvesters to work together in set schedules and enable
Itching to put an innovative idea to
greater co-ordination of harvesting in the
elsewhere and want to try to apply it
“There are already a number of harvesting
harvester does in each location; process
cooperatives in the area, so it will be a
investigate different ways of doing
this data to maintain harvest records and
productivity data, and develop harvester
distributed back to harvester operators.
n e w T r a v e l a n d L e a r n i n g
The data is translated into things like maps
of productivity and tools to demonstrate
groundwork which I’m sure we’ll be able to
“Like everyone else, we realised several
“We’ve been lucky throughout this project
These smaller value projects prove
harvesting enterprises in Queensland who
time and time again to punch above
wanted to remain competitive,” he said.
their belt – producing results that
CHOMP is now working for a number of other regions beyond NSW; namely
h a r v e s t e r s d o l l a r s , i m p r o v e
trialed in the Burdekin. Isis will use it for
capacity of the industry’s people.
“In five to ten years time I’m sure we’ll be
To find out more about this call
The development of the software was only
one element of the project; the team has
automated systems to help all sectors of
for projects visit the Apply page
o f t h e S R D C w e b s i t e
(www.srdc.gov.au) or contact
“This will help industry get the most out of
SRDC on 07 3210 0495.
capital. If we can achieve a 32 per cent
The closing date for project
saving in one area of our operations, there
proposals is Monday 16 April.
is potential for savings in other areas of
Selection process to get better results
Innovation, R&D and
2007 kicks off in mid-April. To find out
register online. You can also register by
Don’t forget you can now register online
for SRDC events (including Regional
Workshops) online. For SRDC’s full calendar of events and registration
get the balance between economic breeding objectives.
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