Location: Sugarcane ResearchTitle: 2017 Louisiana variety development program infield trials
|PONTIFF, MICHAEL - LSU Agcenter|
|HAWKINS, GERT - LSU Agcenter|
Submitted to: Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/4/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The infield stage of variety development is the first stage in which yield estimates are based on plot weights instead of estimated yields derived from stalk population and stalk weight. 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. In 2017, tests were planted at USDA’s Ardoyne Farm in Schriever and commercial farms located in Vacherie and Maurice, LA representing three distinct regions and soil types of the Louisiana sugarcane industry.