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Agricultural Research Service

1 - News at Canal Point
2 - Staff Presentations
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Staff Presentations


13th May 2009
Clewiston, Florida
Clewiston Inn – Sugar & Spice Room
9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. 

 

9:30 – 9:50 “ CP–Program Changes to Improve Sand Land Variety Development” Jack Comstock; USDA, ARS Sugarcane Breeding Station – Research Leader

9:50 – 10:10 “ Status on the Progeny Test Evaluations for the Sand Muck Environments” Serge Edme; USDA, ARS Sugarcane Breeding Station – Research Geneticist

10:10 – 10:30 “ Physiological Approaches to Improve Sugarcane Yields and Variety Selection for Sand Soils” Duli Zhao; USDA, ARS Sugarcane Breeding Station – Research Agronomist  

10:30 – 10:50 “Selection of Muck and Sand Adapted Varieties from Stage 2 of the Canal Point Breeding Program” Neil Glynn; USDA, ARS Sugarcane Breeding Station – Research Molecular Biologist

10:50 – 11:10 “Stage 2 Selections on Sand Soils: Preliminary Results” Alicia del Blanco; USDA, ARS Sgarcane Breeding Station – Research Geneticist

11:10 – 11:30 “Energy Grasses for Florida Sand Land” Rob Gilbert; UF/IFAS, EREC – Associate Professor  

11:30 – 11:50 “ Using Mill Mud to Select Sugarcane Varieties for Sand” Barry Glaz; USDA, ARS Sugarcane Breeding Station – Research Leader

11:50 – 12:30  Panel Discussion:  Will focus primarily on experiences with CP 00-1101, CP 00-1446, CP 00-2180, CP 01-1372, and CPCL 97-2730. (See attached topics)  
Jack Comstock; USDA, ARS Sugarcane Breeding Station – Research Leader

 

28th May 2009
University of Florida IFAS
Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, Florida

9:30 AM- 12:30 PM
(Part of a Sugarcane Orange Rust
Workshop Sponsored by (University of Florida IFAS Extension)

9:30-9:50  Sugarcane Orange Rust; Status in Florida
 Jack C. Comstock, USDA-ARS Sugarcane Field Station-Research Leader

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