Sustainable Sugarcane Production

Kenneth Gravois  |  6/13/2018 4:37:39 PM

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The Louisiana sugar industry can trace its origin to 1751 when Jesuit priests first successfully cultivated sugarcane in New Orleans. Since that time, Louisiana farm families have continued to produce sugarcane through sustainable farming practices.

Sustainable sugarcane production is an integrated system of production practices that will, over the long term: (a) satisfy human food needs; (b) improve environmental quality; (c) make efficient use of non-renewable resources and on-farm resources; (d) sustain the economic viability of farm operations; and (e) enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.” 1990 U.S. Farm Bill

The LSU AgCenter and USDA, Agricultural Research Service, with support from the local growers and raw sugar processors, are committed to conduct research to ensure the sustainable production of sugarcane continues for many generations to come.

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