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FSC tests mechanical harvesters

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, August 23, 2014

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation says two mechanical harvesters brought in by the miller are being tested on cane farms in Nadi to determine how effectively they handle local terrain.

Concerns were raised by some growers in the area that the harvesters were not being fully utilised and many vented their frustration as labour issues continued to plague the industry.

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan called on the growers to be patient because the results from the trials would benefit all stakeholders in the industry.

"Both our harvesters are being trialed and adjustments made as we trial them on different terrains," he said.

"It is quite likely that people may have seen them parked and have incorrectly drawn the conclusion that the harvesters are not working."

THE FSC acquired the harvesters in a bid to address labour shortages on farms.

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