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Regional round-up of newly available varieties
With planting beginning soon, it’s time to consider which new varieties you might trial on your farm this year.
2014 variety wrap-up
At this time of year SRA’s Plant Breeding team is in the final stages of harvesting, measuring and recording all variety trials. The focus will shortly turn to the analysis of trial results in preparation for next year’s ...
Varieties wrap up
The Herbert region Variety Adoption Committee has agreed to release Q226A, Q250A and Q253A this season. Growers can access material of these varieties from Herbert Cane Productivity Services Limited in 2014.
Optimising CCS at harvest
Farm management decisions for maximising profit don't always mean spending extra money.
Assessing the sugar content of a crop for managing the harvesting sequence
Maximising whole-farm sugar yield is possible by selecting blocks to harvest with maximum Commercial Cane Sugar (CCS).
Calculating tissue-cultured plantlet orders
Tissue culture is an excellent source of clean seed for all varieties and can help reduce the spread of serious diseases such as ratoon stunting disease, smut and Fiji leaf gall.
SRA optimises sugarcane variety selection with QCANESelectTM
Optimising sugarcane variety selection for different soil types, environments and management targets will maximise productivity and profit for growers and millers.
Bringing a bit more mongrel into sugarcane varieties
A research project is looking at the role of introgression in improving Australian sugarcane varieties, by bringing in genetics from wild relatives of sugarcane.