1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
The objective of this agreement is to improve the crossing and seed production capabilities of the Canal Point Cultivar Development Program to the mutual benefit of the USDA-ARS Sugarcane Field Station and the Florida Sugarcane Industry.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Continue the cooperative and collaborative research of the tripartite agreement of the USDA-ARS Sugarcane Field Station, the University of Florida EREC and the Florida Sugar Cane League to develop CP Cultivars and to improve the crossing ability by renovating the parental nursery area.
This research relates to inhouse objective 2: Develop better agronomic practices for the Florida sugarcane industry.
The funding has been returned to the Florida Sugar Cane League and they will make renovations to the parental clone area to improve the crossing capabilities.