Sugarcane Breeding, Varietal Development, and Disease Diagnois (China)
Sugarcane Research Unit
Project Number: 6052-21000-015-07
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Nov 01, 2009
End Date: Oct 30, 2014
The objective of this cooperative research project is to obtain improved efficiency in the development and testing of new sugarcane varieties through exchange and evaluation of germplasm (vegetative sets) and sugarcane management information with the ultimate goal of releasing new, higher-yielding, pest-resistant sugarcane varieties and identifying agronomic and pest management practices to insure sustainable sugarcane production.
Through the duration of this agreement, ARS and the Cooperator will exchange vegetative material of sugarcane germplasm consisting of experimental breeding lines and elite varieties for testing and evaluation for specific traits of interest or as commercial cultivars and identify cooperative agronomic and disease and insect management research that has applicability to the two countries.