Improving sugarcane varieties
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To address this situation a Review Panel – appointed by the Australian Sugar Industry Alliance (ASA) and coordinated by SRA – has re-evaluated the main components of the production system and the economic weightings that are used in variety selection.
Variety Adoption groups – which include representatives from SRA, CANEGROWERS, ASMC and grower and milling businesses – have met in local regions and have reviewed which characteristics are more important than others at a district level and whether the income-cost structures applied to growing, harvesting and milling are appropriate. They have also considered what our industry will look like in 10—12 years – the normal timeframe it takes to develop a new variety – so that what we plan today, will continue to meet the needs of a modern agricultural industry.
By working together and planning today, we can continue to meet the needs of a modern agricultural industry and develop varieties that will have a greater chance of success in the field in the future.
More information regarding the economic weightings of traits will be communicated to SRA investors throughout 2015 and 2016.