Location: Sugarcane Field Station
Project Number: 6030-21000-005-09-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Feb 15, 2010
End Date: Feb 14, 2015
To test and develop new higher-yielding, disease-resistant sugarcane varieties.
The parties will exchange experimental sugarcane clones and/or new varieties (hereinafter “MATERIAL”). ARS will evaluate the MATERIAL for reaction to sugarcane smut, mosaic, leaf scald, brown rust, and orange rust. Cooperator will evaluate MATERIAL for reaction to smut, mosaic, brown rust, and orange rust. Established protocols will be used for such evaluations. MATERIAL that demonstrate adequate resistance may be evaluated in replicated trials (at least three replications at two locations against two standard check varieties) to determine yield (tons cane and tons sugar per hectare). MATERIAL demonstrating resistance and yield characteristics may be use as parental MATERIAL in breeding efforts.