International Sugar Journal

Are genotype by row configuration interactions of consequence in cultivar development for wide row production? † [Full subscriber]

Controlled traffic has been promoted in order to reduce compaction. Controlled traffic can be achieved by widening row spacings from the conventional 1.5 m single-row configuration to a row spacing of 1.8 to 1.9 m. This is the track/ wheel spacing of current harvesting and haul-out machinery. Many growers are producing cane on these wider row spacings. Selection in the plant improvement program mainly occurs on a 1.5 m single-row configuration. Thus, does this selection configuration exclude genotypes that are better adapted to wide-row configuration production? Experiments were established at Meringa, Ingham, and in the Burdekin to address this issue.…

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