National Geographic : 1944 Feb
Jacob Gayer Columbus Introduced Cane to the New World on His Second Voyage-Since His Day Sugar Has Been Hispaniola's Money Crop So rich are some Dominican lands that cane will grow from the same roots ten years or more. In less fertile fields replanting isnecessary about every three years. Imported Haitian labor harvests a good share of the crop. In this picture oxcarts load a jungle ofcane just felled with machetes.