Conventional Sugarcane Breeding in South Africa : Progress and Future Prospects

  title={Conventional Sugarcane Breeding in South Africa : Progress and Future Prospects},
  author={Marvellous M. Zhou},
Initial sugarcane production in South Africa relied on imported varieties. When imported varieties succumbed to diseases, the industry established the South African Research Institute (SASRI) with the mandate to develop sugarcane varieties. The popular and highly successful varieties, NCo310 and NCo376 were selected from crosses imported from India. NCo310 and NCo376 were grown successfully in several countries across the world where they produced high yield and ratooning ability. Later… CONTINUE READING


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