Growth Indicators of a 48-Clone Sugar Cane Population (Saccharum spp.) with Forage Potential

  • Yoslen Fernández Gálvez Universidad de Camaguey, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz
  • Redimio M Pedraza Olivera Full researcher, Professor, Center for Animal Production Development Studies (CEDEPA) PhD, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey
  • Yusvel Hermida Baños Specialist in sugar cane production, Territorial Sugar Cane Research Station (ETICA) central and eastern Cuba, based in Camaguey
  • Ailsa Llanes Díaz Specialist in science and technology, Territorial Sugar Cane Research Station (ETICA) central and eastern Cuba, based in Camaguey
  • Isabel C Torres Varela Associate researcher, Territorial Station for Sugar Cane Research Central-Eastern Cuba (ETICA), Camaguey
  • Joaquín Montalván Delgado Associate researcher, Territorial Station for Sugar Cane Research Central-Eastern Cuba (ETICA), Camaguey
  • Arlandy Noy Perera Director, Territorial Station for Sugar Cane Research Central-Eastern Cuba (ETICA), Camaguey

Resumen

The aim of this paper was to determine growth indicators in a 48-clone sugar cane population, with promising phenotypical features for forage production.   The following indicators were assessed: leaf area (A), leaf area index (LA1); leaf area ratio (LAR); specific leaf area (SLA); leaf weight ratio (LWR); crop growth rate (CGR); net assimilation rate (NAR); relative growth rate in weight (RGR); biomass production speed (G); leaf area duration (LAD); and biomass duration (Z), monthly (187 - 370 days). The minimum, the mean, the maximum values, and the population variance were determined for all cutting ages and the variables assessed. The results achieved have provided quantitative values that can be used as reference for selection and assessment of forage genotypes for ruminant nutrition.

Publicado
2016-09-01
Cómo citar
Fernández Gálvez, Y., Pedraza Olivera, R., Hermida Baños, Y., Llanes Díaz, A., Torres Varela, I., Montalván Delgado, J., & Noy Perera, A. (2016). Growth Indicators of a 48-Clone Sugar Cane Population (Saccharum spp.) with Forage Potential. Agrisost, 22(3), 16-26. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/agrisost/article/view/1285
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Artículos científicos