Chapter 1. An Introduction to Sugarcane

  1. Glyn James
  1. Glyn L. James

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995358.ch1

Sugarcane, Second Edition

Sugarcane, Second Edition

How to Cite

James, G. L. (2004) An Introduction to Sugarcane, in Sugarcane, Second Edition (ed G. James), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995358.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632054763

Online ISBN: 9780470995358



  • sugarcane;
  • early commercial cane varieties;
  • saccharum spontaneum;
  • saccharum barberi;
  • botany of sugarcane


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The origins and spread of sugarcane

  • Movement and development of the noble canes

  • The ancestry of cultivated sugarcane

  • The early commercial cane varieties

  • The botany of sugarcane

  • Cultivation of sugarcane

  • The production of sugar

  • Research

  • Developments in the twentieth century