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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Development of Cp Sugarcane Cultivars for Florida

Location: Sugarcane Production Research

2012 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
The development of new disease-resistant high-yielding sugarcane cultivars specifically adapted for Florida.


1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Cross superior sugarcane to produce "true-seed", germinate in greenhouse and transplant individual seedlings (clones) to field. Evaluate and select superior high-yielding disease-resistant sugarcane clones in multi-year trials in a tri-party cooperative program on ARS and on grower farm locations and to vegetatively increase seedcane of the seeded clones.


3.Progress Report:

This research relates to inhouse objective 2: Develop better agronomic practices for the Florida sugarcane industry.

As a result of these cooperative efforts of the above parties five new sugarcane cultivars, CP 05-1526, CPCL 02-6848 were recommended for release for muck and sand soils, CPCL 05-1102, and CPCL 05-1201 for muck and CPCL 05-1791for sand soils for Florida. These cultivars will offer Florida sugarcane growers more options to the presently grown cultivars.


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