Ceres International Sugar Journal
The company plans to test for crop and sugar yield and stress tolerance (drought in particular) traits in several commercial sugarcane cultivars adapted to Brazil’s major production areas. The field evaluations are expected to begin by June this year.
Ceres makes progress with field trials of its GM cane varieties [Registered]
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Roger Pennell, vice president of trait development for Ceres explained that faster growth, higher yield and greater resilience to drought and other stress conditions would not only increase output, but also lower production costs for the industry.