Germination of Stored Sugarcane Cuttings1
- Dempsey M. Broadhead2
Three-bud cuttings from three varieties of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) stored at 10 ± 2C for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months showed a highly significant variety ✕ storage interaction for bud germination. C. P. 36-111 buds decreased in germination from 96% after 3 months to 79% after 6 months of storage but did not change significantly during the remaining time in storage. C. P. 52-48 and C. P. 67-500 decreased in germination with time in storage. At 12 months 8% of the C. P. 52-48 buds were alive, but no buds of C. P. 67-500 were alive at 9 months storage.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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