BSES, the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations, is the principal provider of research, development and extension in the Australian sugar industry. It is the major provider of plant breeding, pathology, entomology, and extension services to the industry, and is a significant contributor to agronomic research and to agricultural engineering. It also has a small agri-milling unit that provides some services to the sugar-milling component of the industry, and provides an interface between the growing and milling sectors. In this paper, a brief history of BSES will be presented, together with some major achievements over the last 100 years, and a brief summary of some current work.
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