Sugarcane smut variety screening in the Ord : final report WAA002
A sugarcane smut screening trial was initiated in the Ord with planting in September 1999. Eighty-four cane varieties were rated for sugarcane smut susceptibility. Varieties included those introduced through SRDC project CT A043 and other commercial lines introduced previously. Setts were inoculated with smut spores prior to planting and varieties rated for smut susceptibility at 8, IS and 31 weeks from planting. The trial area was ratooned on 12 May 2000. The ratoon crop was rated at 8 and 16 weeks with final rating planned for OctoberlNovember 2000.