Global Green Harvesting Trends

Increased awareness of the negative health and environmental impacts caused by pre-harvest sugar field burning has put pressure on governments to enact laws and policies promoting green harvesting. The published agronomic and economic benefits of utilizing sugarcane trash instead of burning has also been driving sugarcane growers to modernize their harvesting practices. Green harvesting of sugarcane is the predominant practice in nations like Brazil, Australia, Cuba, Zimbabwe and in parts of Louisiana within the US. There are efforts underway to end sugarcane burning by governments and impacted communities all over the world where burning is still practiced including the major sugarcane growing nations of Thailand and India.

Go to Resources for links to research on global green harvesting trends and the value and uses of sugarcane trash.