Sugarcane Harvest 2016

Johnny Morgan  |  11/22/2016 2:51:45 PM

These photos represent the process of sugarcane harvesting from the Marshall Gustin Farm in West Baton Rouge Parish to the Alma mill in Pointe Coupee Parish during the 2016 grinding season. Please feel free to download, but please give credit to LSU AgCenter Communications. If you right click and "save as," you should get a photo with high resolution. Please let us know if you have any problems. Johnny Morgan

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Cane farmers are taking advantage of the near perfect fall weather to keep the harvest on schedule. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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Sugarcane being loading on trucks before sun up at the Marshall Gustin Farm in West Baton Rouge Parish. The cane is taken from the field to the mill to be ground into raw sugar. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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The harvest of sugarcane begins before sunrise on Marshall Gustin’s Farm in West Baton Rouge Parish. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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Workers at the Alma Plantation Mill in Pointe Coupee Parish use high-tech probes to sample cane to determine sugar content at the mill. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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Fog rolls in quickly over the Marshall Gustin Farm in West Baton Rouge Parish creating a very dangerous situation for morning commuters. (Photo by Johnny Morgan)

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Cane farmers are taking advantage of the near perfect fall weather to keep the harvest on schedule. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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These two buildings are used to store raw sugar until it is ready to be shipped to the refinery. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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This mountain of residue at the Alma Plantation Mill in Pointe Coupee Parish is what’s left after the sugarcane stalk has be processed into raw sugar. Research is being conducted to find an economical use for this by-product. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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Alma Plantation Mill’s delivery coordinator Lance Rodriguez takes a sample of raw sugar for observation before it is transported to the next location within the plant. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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The sugarcane grinding process within the Alma Plantation Mill in Pointe Coupee Parish. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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Sugarcane trucks being prepared for unloading cane at the Alma Plantation Mill in Pointe Coupee Parish. (Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter)

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