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Research Project: Development of CP Sugarcane Cultivars for Florida

Location: Sugarcane Field Station

Project Number: 6030-21000-006-24-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2016
End Date: Aug 30, 2021

Objective:
The development of new disease-resistant high-yielding sugarcane cultivars specifically adapted for Florida.

Approach:
Cross superior sugarcane to produce "true-seed", germinate in greenhouse and transplant individual seedlings (clones) to field. Evaluate and select superior high-yielding disease-resistant sugarcane clones in multi-year trials in a tri-party cooperative program on ARS and on grower farm locations and to vegetatively increase seedcane of the seeded clones.