EVALUATION OF SUGARCANE CULTIVARS FOR YIELD PERIMETERS AND DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY IN TEXAS
Sugarcane Production Research
2012 Annual Report
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.
There were 101 CP-sugarcane clones established in Texas from seedcane sent from the USDA-ARS Sugarcane Field Station, Canal Point, Florida. These clones will be placed in replicated yield trials when sufficient seedcane is available.