Performance of commercial and promising sugarcane varieties viz. Gulabi-95, NIA-98, Triton, Th-9, Th-10, Th-33 and Th-34 along with standard variety BL-4 was studied under agro-climatic conditions of Thatta during 2000-2001. Observations on quantitative parameters i.e. cane girth, number of internodes/ stalk, stalk height, millable canes
m-2 and cane yield t ha-1 as well as on qualitative characters i.e. Brix%, Pol%, purity% and sugar recovery % were recorded. The data revealed that promising varieties Th-10, Th-33 and Th-34 showed best performance in respect of cane yield with mean values 113, 112.5 and 109 t ha-1 respectively against standard variety BL-4
(100 t ha-1). While two varieties Th-9 and NIA-98 produced lowest average cane yield 82.5 and 87.2 t ha-1 respectively against the check. Highest average sugar recovery was observed in Th-10 (11.43%) followed by Th-34 (10.70%) and Th-33 (10.16%) against the check variety BL-4 (9.70%). How ever, the commercial varieties NIA-98 and Gulabi-95 gave lowest sugar recovery with average values 8.70 and 8.91% respectively against the check. On the basis of overall performance it was inferred that promising varieties Th-10, Th-33 and Th-34 might prove best commercial sugarcane varieties in future.
Haji Khan Keerio , Riaz Noor Panhwar , Yar Muhammad Memon , Muhammad Younis Araien , Muhammad Chohan and Babar Raza Qazi , 2003. Qualitative and Quantitative Performance of some Promising and Commercial Sugarcane Varieties under Agro-Climatic Conditions of Thatta. Journal of Applied Sciences, 3: 670-673.