International Sugar Journal

Impact of increasing campaign length on sugars content of stored beet [Full subscriber]

Abstract In a bid to drive competitiveness, the trend to increase campaign length and with it, extending beet storage period is inviting the issue of increase in the presence of rotten beet delivered to sugar factories. With the abolition of sugar quotas, more than a few sugar companies are seeking to expand production, not by increasing processing capacity but rather by increasing campaign length.This paper reports on research carried out by ARTB (Association de Recherche Technique Betteravière) during two campaigns (2013 and 2014) in order to measure sucrose content of beets, or parts of beets, considered as rotten according to…

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