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From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawai`i's Premier Crop

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From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawai`i's Premier Crop - Jones, C. Allan, and Osgood, Robert V.
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Sugarcane cultivation began in Hawai`i with the arrival of Polynesian settlers, expanding into a commercial crop in the early 1800s. Hawai`i's sugar industry, a significant economic and political force in the last half of the nineteenth century entered the twentieth century heralding major improvements in sugarcane varieties, irrigation systems, fertilizer use, biological pest control, and the use of steam power for field and factory operations. By the 1920s the industry was probably the most technologicallyadvanced in the ...

From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawai`i's Premier Crop 2015, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI

ISBN-13: 9780824840006

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