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New sugarcane varieties receive green light for Northern Region

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Two new sugarcane varieties are now available for growers in Australia’s Northern cane growing regions.

BSES Limited, the principal provider of research, development and extension to the Australian sugarcane industry says that the new varieties, Q232A and Q240A both offer excellent smut resistant properties.

Q232A  is produced from parents QN80-3425 and QS72-732 and has been commercially grown in Northern districts with blanket approval and delivers a good yield and is a heavy flowerer.

Brazilian variety Q240A, is produced from parents QN81-289, and SP78-3137 is a southern release and also has blanket approval in all regions with good resistance to leaf scald.

“The most promising varieties with blanket approval have been added to the regional Recommended for Planting List by the Variety Adoption Committee,” said Roderick Fletcher, Development Officer – Varieties, Professional Extension and Communication Unit, BSES.

“There are more highly productive new varieties on the horizon for the Northern region, especially clones in the QN05 series which have been derived from seedlings planted in 2005. These will be further assessed and progressed through to adoption stage in the immediate coming years,” he said.

“By delivering new varieties that are more productive and disease-resistant BSES is helping growers and the Australian sugarcane industry become more productive, profitable and sustainable.”

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