1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Develop sugarcane clones with high sucrose-yielding disease-resistance potential for evaluation of sugar production.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Sugarcane seedlings will be produced from high sucrose-yielding disease-resistant parental clones with wide adaptation. Superior clones with high vigor, growth and freedom from diseases will be selected and established in yield trials to identify superior sucrose producing clones.
This research relates to inhouse objective 2: Develop better agronomic practices for the Florida sugarcane industry.
Forty seven CP-clones were shipped to Costa Rica for yield and disease evaluation. CP-clones imported in 2012 germinated and are in quarantine.