Location: Sugarcane Field Station
Project Number: 6030-21000-005-10-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2010
End Date: Apr 30, 2015
To test and develop new higher-yielding disease-resistant sugarcane varieties and conduct research that will assist in their development.
The parties will exchange experimental sugarcane clones and/or new varieties (hereinafter “Breeding Material”). ARS will evaluate the Breeding Material for reaction to sugarcane smut, mosaic, leaf scald, brown rust, and orange rust. Cooperator will evaluate Breeding Material for reaction to smut, mosaic, brown rust, and orange rust. Established protocols will be used for such evaluations. Breeding 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). Breeding Material demonstrating resistance and yield characteristics may be use as parental Breeding Material in breeding efforts.