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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for Temperate Climates

Location: Sugarcane Research

Title: 2014 Louisiana "Ho" nursery and infield variety trials

Author
item Dufrene, Edwis
item Duet, Michael
item Adams, Frances - Jeannette
item White, William
item Pontif, Michael - LSU Agcenter
item Hawkins, Gert - LSU Agcenter

Submitted to: Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/3/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In the USDA sugarcane variety program, superior experimental varieties are assigned permanent “HoCP” or “Ho” numbers three years after selection in the seedling stage. These varieties are then planted in replicated yield trials at the Sugarcane Research Unit's (SRU) Ardoyne Farm in Schriever and at LSU AgCenter’s Iberia Research Station in Jeanerette and Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel. The following year, experimental varieties advanced for further testing are pooled with varieties from the “L” series and planted in replicated nursery yield trials on commercial farms (Paincourtville, Cecilia, and Bunkie, LA) representing different regions of the sugarcane belt. From this stage on, varieties from the SRU and LSU AgCenter are included in all yield tests (infield and outfield trials) and yield estimates are based on plot weights. Two years after assignment, infield trials are planted at three locations (USDA’s Ardoyne Farm in Schriever and commercial farms located in Vacherie and Abbeville), and seed plots are established at three primary stations and twelve outfield locations.