African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6652

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of sugarcane hybrid clones for cane and sugar yield in Nigeria

Mohammed A. K.
  • Mohammed A. K.
  • National Cereals Research Institute Badeggi, P. M. B 8, Niger State -Nigeria.
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Ishaq M. N.
  • Ishaq M. N.
  • National Cereals Research Institute Badeggi, P. M. B 8, Niger State -Nigeria.
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Gana A. K.
  • Gana A. K.
  • National Cereals Research Institute Badeggi, P. M. B 8, Niger State -Nigeria.
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Agboire S.
  • Agboire S.
  • National Cereals Research Institute Badeggi, P. M. B 8, Niger State -Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 14 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 18 October 2018
  •  Published: 03 January 2019

Abstract

Field experiment was conducted in year 2015/2016 at the National Cereals Research Institute Badeggi, Niger State (sugarcane research field) to evaluate the performance of sixteen sugarcane genotypes. The clones were planted in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) and replicated three times. Analysis of variance showed significant differentiation among studied genotypes. The results revealed that among the evaluated genotypes ILS 708-05 was characterized by highest potential cane yield (105.54 t/ha).  BD 1576-14 significantly had highest brix (24.90%) among the tested clones. Genotypes that performed better than the Check ([Standard] B 47419) in terms of cane yield, less flowers and tolerance to smut should be advance to multi-location trials.

Key words: Saccharum officinarum, hybrid clones, brix and morpho-agronomic traits.