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EXPOLRING RATOON PROSPECTIVE OF SUGARCANE VARIEITES / CLONES AT TOBA TEK SINGH

Waqas Raza Arshad, Muhammad Ehsan Khan, Zaheer Aslam
Published: 8 January 2020
Pakistan Sugar Journal , Volume 34, pp 12-15; doi:10.35380/sugar.034.03.0147

Abstract: Sugarcane is the crop that have the quality to sprout after its first harvesting, phenomenon known as ratooning. Among all other major crops, sugarcane ratooning is widely acceptable to farmers of the Punjab. The more the tillers grew, the higher are the chances of a greater number of stalks to be harvested. It is proven that more the number of stalks, the thinner is the diameter, finally results in more stalks and high production. Similarly, higher number of canes produce favorable ratoon. In this experiment, performance of Seven promising sugarcane varieties/clones along with the check variety CPF-246, were tested for their ratoon ability capacity at farmer’s field at Toba Tek Singh during the year 2017-18. It has been found that one of the varieties S2008-FD-19 produced that maximum ratoon yield, U2003-US-633 produced the maximum sugar recovery and S2003-US-133 produced maximum number of mill able canes. The observing of the current analysis also revealed that S2003-US-633 and S2003-US-133 have significant potential for boom sugar recovery through breeding programs and by improving the production techniques.
Keywords: Crops / sugarcane / Ratoon / harvesting / Tek / stalks / Canes / Singh / S2003

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