not so Wordless Wednesday - cane fire on Maui

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not so Wordless Wednesday - cane fire on Maui

Wordless Wednesday - cane fire on Maui

Cane smoke rising from a sugar cane fire.  It's not unusual to see this since it's a common practice by the sugar can growers before they harvest.  I remember being surprised to see this for the first time.

Wordless Wednesday - cane fire on Maui

It always reminds me of this song by the Peter Moon Band from back in the day....

 

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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi
Palm Harbor Florida Residential Real Estate
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Sugar cane grows in Florida as well, down in the Everglades region! By the way, I now have the IRIS Photo Suite App and am going to give it a test run!!! Thanks!

April 14, 2011 09:00 AM
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Bill Burchard
Broker, Realtor - Murrieta Homes For Sale, Califor
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Hi Georgina. Cool song. Released back in the day... in 1983, eh?

So why do they light the fires right before harvest? (I would think it would damage the sugar cane, but obviously not.)

April 14, 2011 10:29 PM
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Georgie Hunter
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Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

Doug - same to you!

BJ - woo hoo!  I expect to see some creative pics from you soon!

Bill - they burn to get rid of the leaves and make it less bulky and easier to harvest, load and process, from what I have heard.

April 14, 2011 11:09 PM
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Carl Winters

I was wondering the same thing as Bill, thanks for the explanation. I was thinking after the harvest but I'm sure they have the appropriate reasons just as you stated. Thanks for the history lesson and the great photos.

C&C

April 15, 2011 07:25 PM
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Sussie Sutton
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So why do they burn the cane anyway? To kill spiders?  I am really wondering about this.

April 19, 2011 08:28 AM
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Georgie Hunter

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