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Water Efficient Methods Revolutionise Sugarcane Growing

Inter Press Service: When their sugarcane crops failed to deliver a good yield three years ago, Kantabai Chavan and her husband Baban decided to try a new strategy. Discarding their forebears' conventional farming methods, they began planting stem cuttings in December, a full month later than they used to. They also switched from the "wet" method to "dry," in which the cuttings are planted in dry soil and later irrigated. The couple also opted to plant on straight lines, replacing the traditional "zigzag" or serpentine...