Louisiana Sugarcane Variety Identification Guide 2020: L 11-183

L 11-183

L 11-183 was derived from a cross made between HoCP 92-624 as the female parent and HoCP 85-384 as the male parent. The variety was released in 2018. L 11-183 is a variety that produces a moderate population of medium-diameter stalks. The variety stubbles well, is midmaturing and has moderate cold tolerance. The following pictures will show different characteristics to help identify L 11-183.

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1. Canopy – Drooping; excellent shading.

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2. Stalk wax – Moderate to heavy wax. The black color that can be prevalent is sooty mold from fungal growth. Inset – Bud on the node is round and is below the growth ring. There is an occasional slight bud groove on the internode.

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3. Stalk color under the wax layer – Yellowish green with green being predominant. The stalk becomes a darker reddish-purple with exposure to the sun.

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4. Leaf sheath – Smooth (no pubescence).

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5. Leaf sheath margin – Generally necrotic (brown) and notably different from the green leaf sheath.

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6. Dewlap – Mostly green.

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7. Auricle – Primarily absent. When present, the auricle is necrotic and slight.

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8. Distinguishing characteristics – This variety has a rolling and drooping canopy that shades the row better than L 01-299. The leaves are wider and greener than L 01-299. The dewlap of L 01-299 is darker than that of L 11-183.

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