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PAU recommends 4 new Varieties of Sugarcane for Farmers

KJ Staff
KJ Staff
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Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) has recommended 4 new varieties of sugarcane for Punjab Farmers. The new varieties are given below;

Early (03) 

CoPb 95 (CoPb 16211): The canes of this variety are tall, thick with zigzag internode alignment and purplish green in colour with broad leaf canopy.  Its juice contains 17% sucrose in the month of December. It has field resistance to the prevalent pathotypes of red rot disease, moderately resistant to smut and also less susceptible to top borer.  It is a good ratooner, non lodging and frost tolerant. The average cane yield is about 425 quintals per acre. 

CoPb 96 (CoPb 14181): The canes of this variety are medium thick, cylindrical and yellowish green in colour. Its juice contains 16-17% and 18% sucrose in the months of November and December, respectively. It is a good ratooner. It is tolerant to the prevalent pathotypes of red rot disease. Quality of gur is also very good. The average cane yield is about 382 quintals per acre. 

Co 15023 (Adhoc): The canes of this variety are medium thick, cylindrical and yellowish green in colour.  Its juice contains 16-17 and 18% sucrose in the month of  November and December. It is tolerant to the prevalent pathotypes of red rot disease. The average cane yield is about 310 quintals per acre. 

Midlate (01) 

CoPb 98 (CoPb 14185): The canes of this variety are tall, thick, cylindrical and yellowish green in colour. Its juice contains 17% and 19% sucrose in the months of January and March, respectively. It is a good ratooner. It is tolerant to the prevalent pathotypes of red rot disease. The average cane yield is about 400 quintals per acre. 

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