THE BREEDING AND TESTING OF NEW SUGARCANE VARIETIES FOR COMMERCIAL RELEASE
2012 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
To select and cross superior sugarcane parents, produce true-seed and test new sugarcane clones to identify and release higher-yielding disease-resistant sugarcane cultivars.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
ARS and the Cooperator will produce and exchange true-seed (commonly called Fuzz), superior experimental lines, and/or new varieties (Material) for use in their respective breeding programs and/or for testing and evaluation as parental clones and/or as commercial cultivars.
This research relates to inhouse objective 2: Develop better agronomic practices for the Florida sugarcane industry.
In the 2011/2012 crossing season, 45,723 seeds from 85 crosses using 304 female tassels were sent by Canal Point to Texas A&M University.