Submitted to: Sugar Processing Research Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/22/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: At the end of the 1996 crop year, Louisiana experienced a severe freeze that damaged the cane in the experimental plots of the USDA Sugarcane Field Laboratory in Houma, Louisiana. Juice from twelve varieties, some experi- mental and some well established, was obtained for examination of the acids present in freeze damaged sugarcane juice. Acids were obtained by liquid- liquid extraction and were identified and measured by GC/MS. The correlation of titratable acidity, cold tolerance and acids will be discussed.