Field experiments were conducted during 2002 - 03 and 2003 - 04 seasons at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Anakapalle to study the response of new promising early maturing sugarcane genotypes (92 A 355, 93 A 145 and check Co 6907) under wide row spacings of 120cm, 150cm and 30/120 cm double row planting in comparison with normal spacing of 90 cm. Planting cane setts in double rows at 30/120 cm gave higher cane and sugar yield comparable with normal spacing of 90cm and found significantly superior to wide row spacing of 150cm. Juice quality was not influenced by different row spacings. New early maturing sugarcane genotype 93 A 145 proved superior to 92 A 355 in respect of both cane and sugar yields.
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