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sugar cane

a coarse perennial grass, Saccharum officinarum, of Old World tropical regions, having tall stout canes that yield sugar: widely cultivated in tropical regions
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Cultivated plains soon appear, where are united all the productions of the northern and tropical floras, terminating in prairies abounding with pineapples and yams, tobacco, rice, cotton-plants, and sugar-canes, which extend beyond reach of sight, flinging their riches broadcast with careless prodigality.
Where the hard-worked soil gives three and even four crops a year through patches of sugar-cane, tobacco, long white radishes, and nol-kol, all that day they strolled on, turning aside to every glimpse of water; rousing village dogs and sleeping villages at noonday; the lama replying to the volleyed questions with an unswerving simplicity.
Our seaman was mightily pleased with this new partner; and their stocks, indeed, were much alike, rich in tools, in preparations, and a farm--but nothing to begin with, except as above: however, they carried over with them what was worth all the rest, some materials for planting sugar-canes, with some plants of canes, which he, I mean the Brazil planter, understood very well.
Beyond these, however, the country was fertile and well cultivated, with inclosures of yams, plantains, sweet potatoes, sugar-canes, and other productions of warm climates and teeming soils; and the numerous habitations of the natives were pleasantly sheltered beneath clumps of cocoanut and bread-fruit trees, which afforded both food and shade.
I saw several sugar-canes, but wild, and, for want of cultivation, imperfect.
LAHORE -- The Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) on Thursday urged the government to make sugar-mills immediately start sugar-cane crushing season, besides ensuring the purchase of the crop at the government fixed rate of Rs 180 per maund.
Hafizabad -- Sugar-cane growers have strongly criticised the 'go slow' policy of the sugar mill owners for creating disappointment among them.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, he supported the protest by sugar-cane growers in Ranipur against non-issuance of the notification about the commodity price.
The effect of different energy feedings (sugar syrup, inverted sugar and juice of sugar-cane) supplied artificially to produce Apis mellifera beeswax and to study its economic feasibility was evaluated.
According to media reports, in wake of surplus sugar-cane production in the country the owners of the Sugar Mills have sought permission from the government for sugar export.
With its new technology, TMC successfully created a sugar-cane genetic map five times more accurate than previous maps, making it possible to identify the positions of genes and to use that information to create better sugar cane.
Thai output is forecast to contract by 2%, which is much less than an earlier FAO forecast of -5% due to unfavourable weather and reduced sugar-cane areas.