Children of Sugarcane Book
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Children of Sugarcane

  • Author : Joanne Joseph
  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9781776191727

Children of Sugarcane Excerpt :

"Shanti is a heroine that the reader will not easily forget. The story that is told here is worth not only knowing but also remembering." – Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, author, filmmaker and academic Vividly set against the backdrop of 19th century India and the British-owned sugarcane plantations of Natal, written with great tenderness and lyricism, Children of Sugarcane paints an intimate and wrenching picture of indenture told from a woman’s perspective. Shanti, a bright teenager stifled by life in rural India and facing an arranged marriage, dreams that South Africa is an opportunity to start afresh. The Colony of Natal is where Shanti believes she can escape the poverty, caste, and troubling fate of young girls in her village. Months later, after a harrowing sea voyage, she arrives in Natal only to discover the profound hardship and slave labour that await her. Spanning four decades and two continents, Children of Sugarcane demonstrates the lifegiving power of love, heartache, and the indestructible bonds between family and friends. These bonds prompt heroism and sacrifice, the final act of which leads to Shanti's redemption.

Sugarcane Book


  • Author : Fernando Santos
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128025604

Sugarcane Excerpt :

Sugarcane: Agricultural Production, Bioenergy and Ethanol explores this vital source for "green" biofuel from the breeding and care of the plant all the way through to its effective and efficient transformation into bioenergy. The book explores sugarcane's 40 year history as a fuel for cars, along with its impressive leaps in production and productivity that have created a robust global market. In addition, new prospects for the future are discussed as promising applications in agroenergy, whether for biofuels or bioelectricity, or for bagasse pellets as an alternative to firewood for home heating purposes are explored. Experts from around the world address these topics in this timely book as global warming continues to represent a major concern for both crop and green energy production. Focuses on sugarcane production and processing for bioenergy Provides a holistic approach to sugarcane’s potential – from the successful growth and harvest of the plant to the end-use product Presents important information for "green energy" options

Proceedings Book


  • Author : International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. Congress
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Sugar
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3724461

Proceedings Excerpt :

Sugarcane Pricing Book

Sugarcane Pricing

  • Author : V. B. Jugale
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Sugarcane
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 8171569137

Sugarcane Pricing Excerpt :

An Attempt Has Been Made In This Book To Analyse And Assess The Policy, Procedure And Operation Of Pricing The Sugarcane In Maharashtra. Sugar And Sugarcane Commodities Are Controlled By The Central Government Policies Which Have Great Impact On The Policies And Procedures Formulated By The State Government In This Regard. The Theoretical Basis And Background Of Fixing The Cane Prices Have Been Studied. Procedures For Pricing Cane In Indian States And Foreign Countries Are Examined With A View To Vouch For The System. Other Related Issues Like Cost Of Cultivation Of Sugarcane, Terms Of Trade, Economics Of Sugar Recovery, Consequences And Implications Of Delicensing And Decontrolling Are Also Examined With A View To Understand The Forward And Backward Linkages Of Sugar Industry.

Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management Book
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Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management

  • Author : H. Bakker
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1999-08-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 714
  • ISBN 10 : 0306461196

Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management Excerpt :

This volume is intended for reference by the commercial sugar cane grower. Disciplines are covered for the successful production of a sugar cane crop. A number of good books exist on field practices related to the growing of sugar cane. Two examples are R.P. Humbert's The Growing of Sugar Cane and Alex G. Alexander's Sugarcane Physiology. Volumes of technical papers, produced regularly by the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, are also a source of reference. Perhaps foremost, local associations, such as the South African Sugar Technologists' Association, do excellent work in this regard. In my forty-five years of experience with the day-to-day problems of producing a satisfactory crop of sugar cane, deciding what should be done to produce such a crop was not straightforward. Although the literature dealing with specific subjects is extensive, I tried to consolidate some of the material to provide the man in the field with information, or an overview of the subject matter.

Sugarcane Book


  • Author : Alexandre De Oliveira
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789231502

Sugarcane Excerpt :

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is considered one of the major bioenergy crops grown globally. Thus, sugarcane research to improve sustainable production worldwide is a vital task of the scientific community, to address the increasing demands and needs for their products, especially biofuels. In this context, this book covers the most recent research areas related to sugarcane production and its applications. It is composed of 14 chapters, divided into 5 sections that highlight fundamental insights into the current research and technology on this crop. Sugarcane: Technology and Research intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview in technology, production, and applied and basic research of this bioenergy species, approaching the latest developments on varied topics related to this crop.

Diseases of Sugarcane Book

Diseases of Sugarcane

  • Author : C. Ricaud
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444597670

Diseases of Sugarcane Excerpt :

An extensive volume of Sugarcane Diseases and their World Distribution (Vol. I) was published by Elsevier under the auspices of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists in 1961. The present volume was intended to be a new edition of the book, but so many changes were required that a new book was needed. Only three chapters have been kept with slight amendments. The other chapters have been completely re-written. In fact with changes in importance of major diseases, four diseases previously treated have been left out; on the other hand, three new topics have been included in the new book, two new diseases and a chapter on sugarcane quarantine. The first chapter gives a brief account of the anatomy, morphology and physiology of the sugarcane plant to facilitate terminology and especially for a better appreciation of the effect of disease on the growth of the crop. Diseases are extensively treated as in Volume I, with a very good description of their symptoms and variation under different conditions and severity, all well illustrated by black and white figures and in a set of colour plates at the end of the book which will prove of valuable help for identification. The causal agents of the diseases are described giving synonyms, cultural characteristics, isolation methods and present knowledge on race variation, an aspect on which there has been quite an advance in knowledge since Volume I was published. New techniques of diagnosis are also given. Advances in research on the diseases over the last 25 years are well covered and supported by an extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter. The book has been edited by people having first hand experience in the field and in research on these diseases. Authors have been selected from among the most knowledgeable all over the sugar cane world, especially with due regard to the importance of the different diseases in their countries. The book should prove of immense value to those concerned with practical as

Sugarcane Biofuels Book

Sugarcane Biofuels

  • Author : Muhammad Tahir Khan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030185978

Sugarcane Biofuels Excerpt :

Sugarcane exhibits all the major characteristics of a promising bioenergy crop including high biomass yield, C4 photosynthetic system, perennial nature, and ratooning ability. Being the largest agricultural commodity of the world with respect to total production, sugarcane biomass is abundantly available. Brazil has already become a sugarcane biofuels centered economy while Thailand, Colombia, and South Africa are also significantly exploiting this energy source. Other major cane producers include India, China, Pakistan, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, and the United States. It has been projected that sugarcane biofuels will be playing extremely important role in world’s energy matrix in recent future. This book analyzes the significance, applications, achievements, and future avenues of biofuels and bioenergy production from sugarcane, in top cane growing countries around the globe. Moreover, we also evaluate the barriers and areas of improvement for targeting efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective biofuels from sugarcane to meet the world’s energy needs and combat the climate change.

Color Illustration of Diagnosis and Control for Modern Sugarcane Diseases  Pests  and Weeds Book

Color Illustration of Diagnosis and Control for Modern Sugarcane Diseases Pests and Weeds

  • Author : Ying-Kun Huang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811313196

Color Illustration of Diagnosis and Control for Modern Sugarcane Diseases Pests and Weeds Excerpt :

This book systematically presents 40 pests, 7 natural pest enemies, and 20 diseases and weeds commonly encountered in sugarcane production, combining clear colour photos with detailed scientific descriptions. It covers a range of related topics, including morphological identification, habits and frequency of occurrence, prevention and control measures, symptom identification, characteristics of infections and epidemics, parasitic (predator) characteristics, ways of utilising natural pest enemies, main species and distribution, fluctuation in the field, and chemical control of weeds. With novel content presented in simple, straightforward language, the book provides a valuable reference guide for scientific researchers, educators and industrial practitioners, as well as students and advisers at agricultural universities.

Sustainable Sugarcane Production Book

Sustainable Sugarcane Production

  • Author : Priyanka Singh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351047746

Sustainable Sugarcane Production Excerpt :

The sugarcane crop, one of the most important crops commercially grown in about 115 countries of the world, faces a number of problems, such as low cane productivity, biotic and abiotic stresses, high cost of cultivation, postharvest losses, and low sugar recovery. This volume addresses these issues and provides a comprehensive account of the major advancements in sugarcane research. The book is compilation of recent achievements in sugarcane development and cultivation. It covers a number of improvements made in cane and sugar yield using both conventional and new biotechnological approaches by agricultural scientists and researchers. The comprehensive coverage includes sustainable sugarcane cultivation, development, and management of sugarcane production, covering farming and biotechnology, entomology, pathology, breeding, physiology, biotechnology, agronomy, seed production, and more. It also presents research on modern crop production methods in a comprehensive and easily understood manner. With chapters from expert researchers from internationally renowned institutes (primarily in India), the volume presents the latest information from the literature at the international level to make it usable to many agroecological regions of the world. It will be a valuable resource for agronomists, breeders, plant physiologists, farmers, and students of agricultural sciences.

Sugarcane ethanol Book

Sugarcane ethanol

  • Author : Peter Zuurbier
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-11-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9789086866526

Sugarcane ethanol Excerpt :

Climate change is a challenge facing human life. It will change mobility and asks for new energy solutions. Bioenergy has gained increased attention as an alternative to fossil fuels. Energy based on renewable sources may offer part of the solution. Bio ethanol based on sugar cane offers advantages to people, the environment and the economy. Not surprisingly, governments currently enact powerful incentives for the development and exploitation of bio ethanol. However, every inch we come closer to this achievement, evokes more scepticism. Many questions are raised relating to whether sugar cane is really a sustainable solution. Still much is unknown about the net release of carbon dioxide and what the impacts of sugar cane expansion are on green house gas emissions. This book looks at the scientific base of the debate on sugar cane bio ethanol. Authors from Europe, Brazil and the USA capture many aspects of what is known and address assumptions while not denying that still much is unknown. It covers impacts on climate change, land use, sustainability and market demands. This publication discusses public policy impacts, technology developments, the fuel-food dilemma and the millennium development goals. This makes this publication unique and extremely relevant for policymakers, scientists and the private energy sector worldwide.

Sugarcane Improvement Through Breeding Book

Sugarcane Improvement Through Breeding

  • Author : D.J Heinz
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-08-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483289984

Sugarcane Improvement Through Breeding Excerpt :

This book is a comprehensive survey of breeding principles and practices employed by sugarcane growers and researchers throughout the world. Included within its scope are important genera and species concepts, morphological information, clarification of certain generic names, a description of germplasm collection and utilization, discussion of the complex issues involved in genetic manipulation, and a summary of sugarcane improvement through breeding over the past century. The book is compiled so that information proceeds from the general to the specific. Basic concepts of evolution, taxonomy, morphology, and anatomy form the groundwork for information regarding germplasm collection, cyto-genetics, genetics, and flowering. Methods of practical application are presented in the ensuing chapters, which deal with hybridization, tissue culture, seed handling, selection criteria, and breeding for tolerance. Figures, tables, and photographs accompany text where appropriate. All key words are indexed and extensive bibliographies follow each chapter.

Sugarcane based Biofuels and Bioproducts Book

Sugarcane based Biofuels and Bioproducts

  • Author : Ian O'Hara
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-03-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118719824

Sugarcane based Biofuels and Bioproducts Excerpt :

Sugarcane has garnered much interest for its potential as a viable renewable energy crop. While the use of sugar juice for ethanol production has been in practice for years, a new focus on using the fibrous co-product known as bagasse for producing renewable fuels and bio-based chemicals is growing in interest. The success of these efforts, and the development of new varieties of energy canes, could greatly increase the use of sugarcane and sugarcane biomass for fuels while enhancing industry sustainability and competitiveness. Sugarcane-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts examines the development of a suite of established and developing biofuels and other renewable products derived from sugarcane and sugarcane-based co-products, such as bagasse. Chapters provide broad-ranging coverage of sugarcane biology, biotechnological advances, and breakthroughs in production and processing techniques. This text brings together essential information regarding the development and utilization of new fuels and bioproducts derived from sugarcane. Authored by experts in the field, Sugarcane-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts is an invaluable resource for researchers studying biofuels, sugarcane, and plant biotechnology as well as sugar and biofuels industry personnel.