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Sugar Cane: Production Management and Agro-Industrial Imperatives

G.P. Rao (Editor) S. Solomon (Editor) S.S. Grewal (Editor) Yang-rui Li (Editor) R.C. Magarey (Editor)
Synopsis The Sugarcane industry is one of the largest and growing industries in the world, serving millions of farmers, processors and communities. There is a serious concern to maintain the sustainability of sugar production, especially in times when input costs are spiraling and trading has become highly competitive. The book “Sugar Cane: Production Management and Agro-Industrial Imperatives” is an outcome of technological experience of many renowned sugarcane and sugar industry experts, who have crystallized their thoughts and experiences in forty well-composed articles. These encompass better cane agri-management technologies, innovations in processing and diversification strategies all under an eco-friendly environment. The book will prove to be a vade mecum for the sugarcane researchers, cane industry personnel and policy makers.
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About the authors

G.P. Rao

Dr. Goving P. Rao is working as Head and Senior Scientific Officer at Sugarcane Research Station, Gorakhpur, India. He is the Editor-in-chief of 'Sugar Tech', an international journal of sugar crops and has published 8 books and 6 text books. He has beeninvolved in research an sugarcane pathology for the last 15 years. Dr. Rao is currently working on the diagnosis, characterization and management of fungal, bacterial, viral and phytoplasma diseases of sugarcane in India.

S.S. Grewal

Sewakinder S. Grewal served in the Indian sugar Industry for over 16 years in an executive capacity. He has managed large sugar mills, distilleries and has been involved in pioneering initiatives in sugarcane management, finance and risk management relating to industry. Currently, he is based in Kenya associated with IT technology initiatives related to the sugar industry, providing consultancy and Risk management practice related to industry and banking with US based Amity Software Inc.

Yang-rui Li

Dr. Yang-rui Li earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Agronomy, fujian Agricultural University, China. He was a visiting scientist in the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry, University of Hawaii and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. He is President of Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences since May 1998. He specializes in sugarcane physiology, biochemistry, moelcular biology and chemical regulation of growth and development of sugarcane. Dr. Li is Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Sugarcane Technologists and chenical regulation of growth and development of sugarcane. Dr. Li is Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Sugarcane Technologists and Society for Sugar Research and Promotion (India). He has received 11 scientific research achievement awards from the Chinese government.

R.C. Magarey

Dr. R.C. Magarey is Principal Research Officer with BSES stationed at Tully Sugar Experiment Station in far-north Queensland, Australia. A consultant pathologist, Rob has been with BSES for 23 years and has worked with a variety of sugarcane diseases. He has considerable experience with diseases in PNG, having been a consultant to the PNG sugar industry for over 15 years. He is currently leading a project involving Indonesian, Papua New Guinean and Australian scientists that is attempting to conserve the Saccharum germplasm indigenous to the area.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sugar Cane: Production Management and Agro-Industrial Imperatives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185860858
length xiv+868p., Figures; Tables; Index; 25cm.