- Shallow furrows are made across the field at intervals of 1.2m-1.8m apart.
- Pieces of older sugarcane are laid horizontally in the furrows.
- They are covered lightly with the soil which they grow a cluster of shoots called stool.
- Nitrogenous fertilizer is applied when plants are growing at a high rate.
- Weeding is done when the crop is fairly short.
- After about 14 months the cane is ready for harvesting.
- After harvesting two ratoons the stools are dug out, land tilled and new setts are planted.