Sugar cane fields (IMAGE) Politecnico di Milano Caption Sugar cane fields require irrigation throughout the year via pivot irrigation, which uses sprinklers rotating around a central water pump generating gigantic circles. Water thirsty crops often produce considerable environmental impact. Credit Ⓒ ATEC-3D Usage Restrictions Use credit License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.