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Sugar Tech

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 319–322 | Cite as

Juice chemical components and technological characteristics of some promising midlate sugarcane clones

  • P. Rakkiyappan
  • S. Thangavelu
  • R. M. Shanthi
  • R. Radhamani
Short Communication

Abstract

Thirteen midlate sugarcane clones were studied for their juice chemical constituents and other technological characteristics. Juice samples were analysed for phosphorus, ash, potassium, mud volume, settling time and reducing sugars. Pol % cane, fibre % cane and juice volume per kg of cane were also determined. Significant differences among clones were observed in pol % cane, reducing sugars, phosphorus, potassium, juice volume and fibre % cane. Clonal variations with respect to juice ash content, mud volume and settling time were absent. Co 94005, Co 92020, Co 95007, Co 95003 and Co 95006 were identified as better clones with high pol % cane, juice volume and juice phosphorus with low juice potassium, fibre % cane and reducing sugars. High fibre clone 85 R 186 could be exploited for cogeneration.

Keywords

Sugarcane pol % cane fibre % cane juice characteristics mud volume settling time fibre per cent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Rakkiyappan
    • 1
  • S. Thangavelu
    • 1
  • R. M. Shanthi
    • 1
  • R. Radhamani
    • 1
  1. 1.Sugarcane Breeding InstituteCoimbatore - 641 007

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