INDIA: Victory over Kans

Golden wheat can grow tall and strong in the deep (200 ft.) black topsoil in the valleys of central India, but the wheat has little chance against the predatory kans grass. For centuries, India's ryots turned their bullock-drawn, wooden plows against the kans roots, to no avail. With less & less yield from each sowing, the peasant would at last abandon his kans-infested wheatfield, blaming his ill luck on Saturn, considered an evil planet by Hindus. Between them, Saturn and kans choked some 10 million acres of hungry India's wheatlands.

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