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Old 07-13-2009, 09:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: who can enlighten me about sugar cane?

I should also tell you that in commercial canefields, the planters remove the ratoons after harvest and burn off the rootstock, to return the nutrients to the soil as ash. Cane is such a heavy feeder that if they didn't do this (along with intensive re-manuring of the fields) the next crop wouldn't take.
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