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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2000  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 10  |  Page No.: 1547 - 1549

Comparison of Improved Sugarcane Genotypes on Farmer's Field

Khan Bahadar, Muhammad Jamal, Muhammad Safdar Baloch and Hamdullah Azim


Performance of five sugarcane varieties viz. Bannu-1, Naurang-98, COL-75, S-86-US-422 and PAS-132 was evaluated at 39 locations on farmer's field in Bannu division for four consecutive years. The study revealed that varieties Bannu-1 and Naurang-98 out yielded other varieties during the entire period of investigation. However, amongst these, Naurang-98 exhibited better sugar recovery. Variety S-86-US-422 possessed higher sugar contents as compared to PAS-132 and COL-75. On the basis of results obtained, sugarcane varieties Bannu-1 and Naurang-98 were recommended for general cultivation in the area.

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