Waipahu Sugar Plantation field footage and cane fire
Field footage of Waipahu Plantation. Machines plow field and worker shows tools. The field is also burned "to remove the unproductive leafy material that makes up 20 to 25 percent of the cane plant. The leaves contain very little sugar, but if not removed before processing the cane, they can reduce the amount of sucrose (sugar) that can be recovered from the cane stalk at the factory." From Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company website "FAQs." HC&S FAQs About Cane Burning. February 6, 2013. http://hcsugar.com/what-we-do/faqs/.
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