Submitted to: Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/4/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: In the USDA Sugarcane Research Unit’s sugarcane variety program, promising experimental varieties are assigned permanent numbers three years after selection in the seedling stage. Varieties where both the cross and selection were done in Houma were assigned a prefix of “Ho”. Varieties where a cross was made at the USDA facility in Canal Point, FL and selection was done in Houma have a “HoCP” prefix. Varieties where the cross was made at the LSU Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel and selection was done in Houma, LA have a “HoL” prefix. These varieties are planted in replicated yield trials at USDA’s Ardoyne Farm in Schriever and at the LSU AgCenter’s Iberia Research Station in Jeanerette and Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel.