How to Harvest Sugar Cane: 5 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
Geege Schuman stashed this in Botany
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Historically, wasn't Step 0 "enslave some people and force them to work the cane fields"? Also pretty sure setting fire to the crop also served to drive out some of the snakes and rats and other vermin. No idea why any human being would want to grow their own sugar cane...
Because in step 5 we get to wield a machete!!
That was my thinking. :)
I'm always looking for legitimate machete uses. :)