Sugar cane breeding - its chief characteristics

Venkataraman, T. S. (1930) Sugar cane breeding - its chief characteristics Madras Agricultural Journal, 18 . pp. 417-421. ISSN 0024-9602

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A discussion of variation in seedling canes, of hybridization technique and species crosses, followed by an account of an intergeneric hybrid with Andropogon Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor]. This hybrid matured in a period as short as five months, at which time its sugar content was almost as high as that of the standard canes. The production of such a cane promised to bring about a great extension of sugar cane cultivation.

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