Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Evaluation of different sugarcane clones under third selection stage trial
Author(s): Muhammad Yasin, Abdul Khaliq, Naeem Ahmad
Abstract: Preliminary varietal selection stage is of great concern under variety development programme of sugarcane crop in Pakistan. Keeping in view this importance a field experiment was conducted at research area of Sugarcane Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan during 2015-16. Thirty sugarcane clones were evaluated in randomized complete block design with three replications at third selection stage of variety development programme. The results revealed that in set-1, clone S2011-SL-392 super pass other clones having cane yield of 115.07 t ha-1 with sugar yield of 15.47 t ha-1 and in set-2, clone S2011-SL-809 gave higher cane yield of 145.93 t ha-1 with sugar yield of 18.88 t ha-1. Out of thirty, ten clones were selected and promoted for further study on the basis of good performance. The remaining twenty clones were rejected due to disease susceptibility, pith and poor growth characteristics.