Louisiana Sugarcane Variety Identification Guide 2020: ​L 03-371

L 03-371

L 03-371 was derived from the cross made between CP 83-644 as the female parent and LCP 82-89 as the male parent (Gravois et al., 2012). The variety was released in 2010. L 03-371 is a variety that has a high population of medium-sized stalks with very good stubbling ability. This is an early maturing variety that continues to accumulate sugar throughout the normal harvest season. The following pictures will show eight different characteristics to help in identifying L 03-371.

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1. Canopy – Rounded canopy.

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2. Stalk wax – Slight with overall yellowish appearance.

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3. Stalk color under the wax layer – Greenish yellow that becomes more bronze with exposure to the sun.

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4. Leaf sheath – Moderate amount of pubescence (not as much as LCP 85-384).

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5. Leaf sheath margin – Necrotic leaf sheath margin.

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6. Dewlap – Olive green.

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7. Auricle – Slight to moderate.

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8. Distinguishing characteristics – Bronzed stalk color with exposure to the sun and pink-tinged leaf sheaths; moderate amount of leaf sheath pubescence.

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