GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF SUGARCANE BY CONVENTIONAL AND MOLECULAR APPROACHES
Location: Sugarcane Research Unit
Title: A report on the 2011 outfield variety tests
Submitted to: Sugar Bulletin
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 16, 2012
Publication Date: June 20, 2012
Citation: Dufrene Jr, E.O., White, W.H., Blackwelder, N.P., Waguespack, H.L., Jackson, W.R., Sexton, D.R., Kimbeng, C.A. 2012. A report on the 2011 outfield variety tests. Sugar Bulletin. 90(9):17-20.
Outfield variety tests are conducted each year on grower farms, representing different regions and soils of the Louisiana sugarcane industry. These tests are conducted during the final three years of the 12-year Louisiana sugarcane variety improvement program. This report is a summary of the yield performance of the commercial and experimental sugarcane varieties harvested in the outfield variety tests during 2011.
Outfield tests are planted, harvested, and evaluated cooperatively by the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, and the American Sugar Cane League. In 2011, 38 outfield tests were mechanically harvested at 11 locations throughout the sugarcane belt.