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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sugarcane Breeding and Varietal Development (Hawaii)

Location: Sugarcane Research Unit

Project Number: 6410-21000-015-09
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research project is to obtain improved efficiency in the development and testing of new climate-specific sugarcane varieties through exchange and evaluation of seed and vegetative cuttings of sugar cane with the ultimate goal of releasing new, higher-yielding pest-resistant sugarcane varieties that can be used for the production of sugar (sugarcane) and/or bioenergy (energy cane).

Approach:
ARS and the Cooperator will exchange seed and vegetative material of released varieties, experimental breeding lines, and elite sugar/energy cane varieties (Material) for testing and evaluation for specific traits of interest or as commercial sugar or energy cane cultivars.

Last Modified: 4/23/2014
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