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If you can't buy it, build itIf you can't buy it, build it

Elton Robinson 1

August 21, 2012

5 Slides

It takes a diverse array of specialized equipment to make a sugarcane crop in Louisiana, and much of it comes from “Cajun country engineering."

These on-the-spot innovations can perform under the messiest of conditions, and the work is accomplished in job shops or on the farm. But be forwarned, Cajun engineering is not necessarily a beauty contest.



About the Author(s)

Elton Robinson 1

Editor, Delta Farm Press

Elton joined Delta Farm Press in March 1993, and was named editor of the publication in July 1997. He writes about agriculture-related issues for cotton, corn, soybean, rice and wheat producers in west Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and southeast Missouri. Elton worked as editor of a weekly community newspaper and wrote for a monthly cotton magazine prior to Delta Farm Press. Elton and his wife, Stephony, live in Atoka, Tenn., 30 miles north of Memphis. They have three grown sons, Ryan Robinson, Nick Gatlin and Will Gatlin.

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