The latest sugarcane variety to be released shows several positive characteristics, including good yields and cold tolerance, according to LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois.
The variety, HoCP 09-804, is the only release this year. It was bred and selected at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Sugarcane Research Unit in Houma, Gravois said.
The new variety began its journey toward being released back in 2004. It takes an average of 12 years from the initial cross to the release of a variety that's ready to be planted by growers, Gravois said. READ THE STORY