|PONTIFF, M - LSU Agcenter|
|HAWKINS, G - LSU Agcenter|
Submitted to: Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/27/2017
Publication Date: 5/15/2017
Citation: Dufrene Jr, E.O., Duet Jr, M.J., Adams, F.J., Lovell Jr, L., Todd, J.R., Pontiff, M.J., Hawkins, G.L. 2017. 2016 Louisiana variety development program infield trials. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin. p. 80-89.
Technical Abstract: The infield stage of variety development is the first stage in which yield estimates are based on plot weights instead of stalk counts. Varieties from the LSU AgCenter program (L’s) are planted in infield tests the year after assignment while varieties from the USDA program (Ho’s) are included two years after assignment. Infield trials are generally planted at three locations (USDA’s Ardoyne Farm in Schriever and commercial farms located in Vacherie and Erath) representing three distinct regions and soil types of the Louisiana sugarcane industry. In 2016, an infield test was planted on a mixed soil type at the Sugar Station in St. Gabriel instead of Erath.