2011 Annual Report
In the 2010/2011 crossing season, 53,443 seeds from 96 crosses using 230 female tassels were sent by Canal Point to Texas A&M University. Of these 96 crosses, seeds from 37 crosses using 103 female tassels were made and shared between the two programs. In addition, 20 publicly released CP-cultivars of sugarcane were sent to Texas AgriLife of Texas A&M University.
Progress was monitored during one week that support personnel from Texas A&M University spent at Canal Point making crosses for Texas. In addition, there were several emails and phone calls between scientists at College Station and Canal Point to decide on parent genotypes to be used for Texas and to identify genotypes not currently at Canal Point that needed to be imported.