Performance of promising early maturing sugarcane clones for yield and quality traits during varietal development process

  • S. Ganapathy and R.S. Purushothaman Sugarcane Research Station Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Cuddalore - 607 001
Keywords: Sugarcane, early maturing, clone, cane yield and sugar yield

Abstract

Performance of twenty early maturing sugarcane clones and two checks were assessed for cane yield and quality traits. Data were recorded for germination per cent, numer of tillers, cane height, cane thickness, single cane weight, cane yield, Brix %, sucrose %, purity %, CCS % and sugar yield. The basis of overall performance, four test clones viz., C 32011, C 31098, C 31095  and C 32029 exhibited better performance in respect of cane yield with mean values of 142.25 t/ha, 138.35 t/ha, 137.82 t/ha and 137.57 t/ha respectively against best standard CoC (Sc) 24 (125.15 t/ha). Highest average sugar yield was observed in C 31098 (17.92 t/ha), C 32011 (17.74 t/ha), C 32031 (17.69 t/ha) and C 31095 (17.65 t/ha) against the best standard CoC (Sc) 24. From the results, it was concluded that test clones viz., C 31098, C 32011, C 32031 and C 31095 could be forwarded to next selection stage for further Breeding programme.

Author Biography

S. Ganapathy and R.S. Purushothaman, Sugarcane Research Station Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Cuddalore - 607 001

Assistant Professor 

Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics

Sugarcane Research Station

Cuddalore - 607001

Published
27-03-2017
Section
Research Note