Over 90% of of the sugar crushed in Australia is grown in Queensland where there’s plenty of rain and heat. Sugar cane needs 1,500mm of rain to grow or loads of irrigation.
Here, sugar cane is being lit on fire to burn off leafy trash before the harvest. This is a practice that’s slowly becoming less common as people jump around on the green wagon. Some sugar mills are now paying farmers for the trash to burn in the mill. Using the trash, they’re able to produce power that can be fed back into the power grid.