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Excerpt from The Outbreak of Pseudococcus Sacchari, on the Sugar Cane of EgyptOn well cultivated good land 105 will give in the neighbourhood of 900 qantars, and it has an additional advantage in that it will produce a remunerative crop on poorMoreExcerpt from The Outbreak of Pseudococcus Sacchari, on the Sugar Cane of EgyptOn well cultivated good land 105 will give in the neighbourhood of 900 qantars, and it has an additional advantage in that it will produce a remunerative crop on poor land.This increase in production of the 105 variety over the Baladi is due to the fact that the former grows much more slowly than the latter in the early stages and some of the lower eyes grow out giving a greater number of canes per set planted. On the other hand Baladi cane is stouter and finer in appearance.The 105 cane, however, possesses one serious drawback, once the cane is cut inversion of the sugars rapidly sets in. Consequently it has to be passed to the factory after cutting with the utmost despatch, a delay of more than twenty-four hours being sufficient to reduce the available crystallizable sugar content.Sugar cane is grown in Egypt for three purposes:(1)Human consumption (chewing).(2) Honey manufactured in the villages for local consumption.(3) Sugar production.By far the most important of these is the sugar production and it is chiefly with sugar cane grown for this purpose that the present paper deals.The attached table shows the areas under sugar cane cultivation for the last ten years, and it will be seen that the Provinces of Minya, Asyut, Qena, and Aswan claim by far the greatest areas. These are the provinces served by the factories of the Sugar Company- the other provinces, with the exception of Girga, only produce cane for human consumption (chewing).About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.