1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Develop and evaluate sugarcane clones with high sucrose-yielding disease-resistance potential for 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 clones.
This research relates to inhouse objective 2: Develop better agronomic practices for the Florida sugarcane industry.
Replicated yield trials of 8 sugarcane clones from ARS Sugarcane Development Programs (Canal Point, FL and Houma, LA) were planted at 5 locations in Rio Grande Valley for the Texas Sugarcane Industry in 2013. Additional sugarcane clones were shipped to Texas for testing in future years. CP 89-2143 a cultivar release in Florida was planted to 500 acres and is increasing in commercial production in Texas.