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Sugar Tech

Sugar Tech

An International Journal of Sugar Crops and Related Industries

Editor-in-Chief: S. Solomon; G.P. Rao

ISSN: 0972-1525 (print version)
ISSN: 0974-0740 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12355

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Special Issue Announcements

Green Management of Sugar Industry 

Editors: S.Solomon, Robert Quirk and S.K.Shukla

Sugarcane has been cultivated for human and animal consumption for centuries, and in recent years its potential is being increasingly exploited for its immense agro-industrial value. World Sugarcane production has more than 500 years of history and integrates the agricultural activities of growing, harvesting and transportation of sugarcane with industrial production in sugar mills and integrated industries viz.ethanol, power, feed, paper, board and bio-based products. Sugar industry and sugar crops are a potential source of renewable energy, bio-fuels,bio-electricity and bio-materials, as well as a food crop and widely recognized as a source of rural livelihoods and socio-economic transformation in developing countries. Like many other industries, the sugar and sugar-bioproduct industries are facing important sustainability issues and opportunities. The relatively low and fluctuating profit from sugar, surpluses of sugar, world-wide trend to produce alternative from renewable raw material, reduce greenhouse gases, water- and energy-intensive factories and refineries, and increased consumer demands for sustainably manufactured products are putting pressure on the industries to diversify for sustainability. The progressive transition from conventional sugar mill and distilleries to bio-refineries, coupled with climate change has led to multiple problems encompassing crop vulnerability to biotic and abiotic stress, high cost of production as well as its adverse impact on environment, which are serious concerns. World over, systematic efforts are underway to determine critical issues that threaten the environmental and economic sustainability of sugar industry and green management intervention to improve their profitability and productivity vis-a-vis a reduction in the cost of production.
This special issues of Sugar Tech will be a unique collection of reviews and research papers based on the views and experience of many experts, highlighting the existing knowledge of Green Technologies and its benefits for sustainable sugarcane production. Besides, it will also include articles on the use of sugarcane as raw material in bio-refineries to produce sugar and biomass based value-added products and derivatives in cleaner environment.
Submission of papers: The Editors of special issue of Sugar Tech request sugarcane & sugar crop experts and sugar technologists to contribute reviews & research papers on the above mentioned them. The papers should be on any one of the following aspects viz. ecological concerns related to sugarcane/sugar crops production and processing, bio-intensive sugarcane agriculture, carbon sequestration, water and energy footprints , corporate social responsibility (CSR), fair trade, bio-based products from sugar crops , green business initiatives, and sustainability issues.
All papers should follow the format of Sugar Tech journal and uploaded through its website : https://link.springer.com/journal/12355.
Last date for submission of papers: All articles for special issue should be submitted before 15th December,2018.

New Paradigms in Sugarcane Pest Management: Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis, Yield Loss Assessment and Bio-intensive Approaches 

Guest Editors: Dr S.N. Sushil and Dr Deeksha Joshi
The importance of sugarcane as a major agro-industrial crop world over is undisputed. Over the years, with advent of novel research findings, the crop has witnessed a sea change in its cultivation techniques. To address these ever growing changes in the sugarcane production system vis-a-vis emerging plant protection issues, pest management strategies also need to undergo revolutionary changes and become much more relevant in the present scenario. While conventional agriculture was previously dominated by chemical use, in recent past, the focus has gradually shifted to integrated pest management (IPM) with particular emphasis on eco-friendly options. IPM as a strategy relies on understanding the importance of integrated use of many tactics rather than employing just one seemingly easy method for control of pests. Moreover, today, we live in a world where use of any crop protection strategy has to fulfil diverse demands, both in terms of its profitability to farmers as well as its societal impact in context of its environmental, regulatory and economic effects. In this scenario, strategies on exploiting inherent plant resistance against pests and use of biological control methods take centre stage. The past decade has seen a quantum jump in the field of genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics. The application of these techniques to understand the dynamics of the host pathogen interaction is essential to speed up the breeding programmes and develop plants with durable resistance. In changing pest scenario, assessment on yield losses along with search for novel biocontrol agents with higher efficacy as well as conservation and augmentation of existing bio agents under natural conditions are essentially going to be the future thrust area for the researchers engaged in plant protection.

Already available: 

Special issue on sweet sorghum 

S. Gopalakrishnan, Geraldine Sanchez, Gillian Eggleston, P Srinivasa Rao

Volume 20, Issue 3, June 2018

The Sugar Industry of Asian Region 

Guest Editors: S. Solomon, Yang-Rui Li

Volume 18, Issue 6, 2016

Current Scenario of Sugar crops and Integrated Industries in China  

Guest Edior: Prof Yang-rui Li

Volume 17, Issue 1, 2015

Current Scenario of Sugar Crops and Integrated Industries in India 

Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2014

New Innovations on Utilization of Sweet Sorghum and its By-products 

Volume 15, Issue 3, September 2013

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