Sugar cane can grow up to three meters tall depending is done by machine or person. It’s a member of the grass family and enjoys warm temperatures and the sweet juice it produces was well know in China and India some 2,500 years ago.
Sugar Cane Picking Tips
Sugar cane harvesting is done either by hand or by machine. Hand cut cane is a strenious and dirty job for the fit and motivated worker. Machines are only used where land conditions are suitable ie the land is flat. The key is to learn from your boss and other coworkers to find the most efficient technique to cut the cane.
Sugar Cane Picking Locations
Bowen Ayr Tully Giru
Bundaberg Innisfail Mackay
Things you’ll need when Sugar Cane Picking
Work will be typically be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse.
- Non slip sturdy footwear.
- Long Pants or Shorts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Broad Brimmed Hat
Did you know?
Sugarcane is planted in furrows horizontally or at a 45 degree angle
Pay Information for Sugar Cane Picking
Pay rates will always differ from employer to employer, payment can be on an hourly, weekly or fortnightly basis. It is not uncommon for employers to also have a per piece pay agreement, pay will depend on how productive you are.