The Philippine Agricultural Review

SPECIAL ARTICLES

CITRUS FRUITS IN THE PHILIPPINES

By P. J. Wester

BY-PRODUCTS OF SUGAR MANUFACTURE

By C. W. Hines

A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION
ISSUED IN ENGLISH BY THE BUREAU OF AGRICULTURE
The Government of the Philippine Islands Department of Public Instruction
MANILA
BUREAU OF PRINTING

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The Sugar Industry.

It is supposed that the sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum) was originally found in India, probably in the region of the Ganges. There is no sugar cane known anywhere to-day in the wild state although there are several species of mammoth grasses closely akin to this plant.

As various portions of the earth’s surface were explored and finally settled the sugar industry was extended until to-day one finds it flourishing in practically all tropical countries and many subtropical countries as well. Perhaps the last semitropical region to attempt this industry in a commercial way was the State of Arizona, U. S. A., where the desert wastes were turned into flourishing beet and cane fields by the aid of irrigation from the Government storage dam...........

 

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