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Title: A report on the 2011 outfield variety tests

item Dufrene, Edwis
item White, William
item BLACKWELDER, NATHAN - American Sugar Cane League
item WAGUESPACK, HERMAN - American Sugar Cane League
item JACKSON, WINDELL - American Sugar Cane League
item SEXTON, DAVID - Louisiana State University
item KIMBENG, COLLINS - Louisiana State University

Submitted to: Sugar Bulletin
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/16/2012
Publication Date: 6/20/2012
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.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: 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.