Ho 02-113

Collins Kimbeng, Attaway, Denise  |  2/11/2014 1:39:08 AM

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Ho 02-113 is a high-fiber sugarcane cultivar that was released for use as a biofuel feedstock to fill the rising industry demand. Ho 02-113 is a cross of SES 234 and LCP 85-384 made in Houma, La., in 2010. The cultivar was selected at the USDA-ARS research farm in Schriever, La., evaluated in multiple locations and harvested from six southern Louisiana locations in six plant-cane, two first-ratoon, two second-ratoon and two third-ratoon replicated tests.

Ho 02-113 averaged 125.3 Mg ha−1 total cane (TC) on a wet-weight basis, 12.8 Mg ha−1 total soluble solids (TSS), 32.8 Mg ha−1 total fiber (TF), and 45.3 Mg ha−1 total fiber and soluble solids (TFSS). These values were significantly higher than those for the leading high-fiber sugarcane cultivar L 79-1002, which averaged 102.7 Mg ha−1 TC, 9.6 Mg ha−1 TSS, 27.8 Mg ha−1 TF, and 37.4 Mg ha−1 TFSS.

The cultivar is resistant to leaf scald caused by Xanthomonas albilinenas and smut caused by Ustilago scitaminea H. and P. Sydow in inoculated tests and showed no symptoms either of brown rust (caused by Puccinia melanocephala H. and P. Sydow) or mosaic (caused by either Sugarcane mosaic virus or Sorghum mosaic virus) when exposed to high levels of natural inoculums.

HoCP 02-113 is one of the sugarcane varieties researchers are studying as part of the LSU AgCenter's Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative (SUBI) for growth as energycane in both north and south Louisiana.

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