Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists

Volume 24, 2004

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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2003 President's Message - Florida Division
            James M. Shine, Jr. ................................................................................................................i-iv

2003 President's Message - Louisiana Division
            Tony Parris...........................................................................................................................v-vii

2004 President's Message - Louisiana Division
            Keith B. Bischoff.................................................................................................................viii-xi

2004 President's Message - Florida Division
            Tere Johnson .....................................................................................................................xii-xvi

In  Memoriam

James Estill Irvine…………………..........………………..........................................................xvii-xviii

PEER REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES - AGRICULTURE SECTION

Sugarcane Yield and Rhizosphere Characteristics in Flooded Organic Soil Determined From a Pot Study
D. R. Morris, P. Y. P. Tai and D. Struve........................................................................................18-30

Yield Comparisons:  Disease-Free Tissue-Culture Versus Bud-Propagated Sugarcane Plants and Healthy Versus Yellow Leaf Infected Plants
J. C. Comstock and J. D. Miller.................................................................................................... 31-40

Water Table Effects on Sugarcane Root and Shoot Development
D. R. Morris and P. Y. P. Tai   .................................................................................................... 41-59

Sugarcane Yields and Soil Analysis Following Application of Paper-Mill Sludge
B. L. Legendre, K. P. Bischoff, K. A Gravois, R. D. Hendrick and A. E. Arceneaux .................... 60-69

Effects of Cultivars, Fungicides and Fertilization at Planting on Yields Obtained From Whole Stalk and Billet Planting in Louisiana
J. W. Hoy, C. A. Richard, W. R. Jackson and H. L. Waguespack, Jr........................................... 70-80

Effect of Transient Temperature Change on Sucrose Metabolism in Sugarcane Internodes. 
Sarah E. Lingle.......................................................................................................................... 132-141

The Development of New Sugarcane Varieties at the LSU Agcenter. 
K. B. Bishoff and K. A. Gravois................................................................................................ 142-164

The Effect of Year, Cultivar, and Time of Harvest on Sugarcane Yields in Florida. 
R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, J. D. Miller, R. W. Rice, and C. R. Rainbolt.......................................165-184

Nitrogen Fertilization of Sugarcane on a Sandy Soil:  I.  Yield and Leaf Nutrient Composition.
R. M. Muchovej and P. R. Newman..........................................................................................210-224

Nitrogen Fertilization of Sugarcane on a Sandy Soil:  II.  Soil and Underground Analyses.
R. M. Muchovej and P. R. Newman..........................................................................................225-240

Polymorphism in the Promoter Region of the Sucrose Synthase-2 Gene of Saccharum Genotypes.
Sarah E. Lingle and John M. Dyer..............................................................................................241-249

Estimated Cost Differences Between Whole-Stalk and Billet Planting Methods in Louisiana.
M. E. Salassi, J. B. Breaux and J. W. Hoy..................................................................................250-257

PEER REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES - MANUFACTURING SECTION

Circulation in VacuumPans
Peter W. Rein, Luis F. Echeverri and Sumanta Acharya................................................................... 1-17

The Effect of Hexose on Pol, Brix and Calculated CCS in Sugarcane:  a Potential for Negative Pol Bias in Juice from Actively Growing Cane
Peter L. Albertson and Christopher P. L. Grof........................................................................... 185-198

The Florida Sugar Industry - Technologies and Trends
Tere Johnson and Jose F. Alvarez............................................................................................. 199-209

PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS - JUNE 2003......................................................................81-104

LIST OF 2003 AGRICULTURAL ABSTRACTS

Effect of Glyphosate Formulation on Sugarcane Ripening………………………….......…........……...81
A.C. Bennett, G. Powell, and G. Montes

The Effect of Harvesting and Replanting on Arthropod Ground Predators 
in Florida Sugarcane…………………………………………………………………..………....…..81
Ron Cherry

Development of a Serological Diagnostic Probe to Detect the Sugarcane Yellow Leaf 
Luteovirus (SCYLV) Using Phage Display Technology…………………………………..…...............82
Ramon Cu, K. L. Manjunath, Y. Petersen, E. Hiebert, and M. J. Davis

HoCP 96-540, a Chip Off the Old Block?...........................................................................................82
E. O. Dufrene and T.L. Tew

Research to Evaluate Surface + Shallow Ditch Drainage as a BMP in Sugarcane Fields 
to Reduce N Losses………………………………………………………………………..……..…83
James L. Fouss and Brandon C. Grigg

The Effect of Location, Cultivar and Time of Harvest on Sugarcane Yields
 In South Florida……………………………………………………………………………...……...84
Robert A. Gilbert, James M. Shine Jr., Ronald W. Rice, and Jimmy D. Miller

Sugarcane Genotype Emergence after Rain-Caused Flood…………………………………. . .....…...84
Barry Glaz

A Potential New Strain of Sorghum Mosaic Virus in Louisiana………….…………………….............85
M.P. Grisham, Y.B. Pan, and E.O. Dufrene

Laboratory Screening of Insecticides for Preventing Injury by the Wireworm Melanotus communis
(Coleoptera: Elateridae) to Germinating Sugarcane….……………………………........................…..86
David G. Hall and Michael K. Simms

Precision Agriculture Applications in Louisiana Sugarcane Productions Systems……………................87
Richard M. Johnson and Edward P. Richard, Jr.

Do Old Recommendations for N Fertilizer Fit a New Sugarcane Variety?.............................................87
Chuck Kennedy, Bill Hallmark, Ben Legendre, Howard Cormier, Jimmy Flanagan, Jimmy Garrett,
Alfred Guidry, Barton Joffrion, and Rick Louque

Sugarcane Resistance to the Sugarcane Borer: Performance Among Progeny 
Derived from Resistant and Susceptible Parents………………………………….……………...........88
C.A. Kimbeng, W.H. White, J.D. Miller, and B.L. Legendre

Post-harvest Sugarcane Residue Management Effects in Reducing Soil Erosion
from Quarter-drains on Alluvial Soils in Southern Louisiana.……………………...………..............…89
Ted S. Kornecki, Brandon C. Grigg, James L. Fouss, and Lloyd M. Southwick

A Comparison of Sugar Metabolism in Sugarcane Genotypes Adapted to Louisiana
and Hawaii………………………………………………………….………………...……….....…89
Sarah E. Lingle and Thomas Tew

The Effect of Inter-row Competition on the Optimum Plot Arrangement….…...…………............……90
Scott B. Milligan

Soil Organic Matter Decomposition Potentials in Organic Soils Under
Different Tillage Methods……………………………………………….………………......….……90
D.R. Morris, R.A. Gilbert, D.C. Reicosky, and R.W. Gesch

Evaluation of CP98 and CP99 Stage IV Genotypes for Susceptibility
to Yellow Sugarcane Aphid………………………………………….…….…...………….......…….91
G.S. Nuessly, M. Hentz, R. Innocent, and R. Gilbert

Planting Rate Effects on Sugarcane Yield Trials……………..........…………………….……….…….92
Albert J. Orgeron, Kenneth A. Gravois, and Keith P. Bishoff

An Assessment of Genetic Relatedness Among Louisiana Sugarcane Clones
using Microsatellite DNA Fingerprints……………………….….........……….……………….……..93
Yong-Bao Pan and Edward P. Richard, Jr.

Mitigating the Mexican Rice Borer Threat to Rice and Sugarcane Crops
in Louisiana and Texas………………………………………………........…………………….……93
T.E. Reagan, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, M.O. Way, and B.L. Legendre

Evaluation of Hexazinone Plus Diuron Mixtures for Grass Control in Sugarcane..............…….…….…..94
E.P. Richard, Jr.

Nitrogen Effects On Sugarcane Bull Shoot Production……….………………………….........…….…94
J. E. Richard, C.A. Kimbeng, C.W. Kennedy, K.A. Gravois, and K. P. Bischoff

Microbial Communities in Soil With and Without a Sugarcane Cropping History……………..............…95
C. F. Savario and J. W. Hoy

The Sonoran Group Project: Developing a Diverse California Sugarcane Industry by 
Implementing the Tilby System for "Total Cane Utilization"………..……………………..............……96
P.G. Sebesta, R.E. Tilby, V.F. Nardi, and T. Tilby

Electrolyte Leakage Test for Evaluating Sugarcane Freezing Tolerance……………….……............….96
P. Y. P. Tai, J. D. Miller, and D. Morris

Development of a Sugarcane Pedigree Database…………………………….……….…….........……97
Thomas Tew

Genetic Diversity for Tolerance to Freeze Injury Among F1 Hybrids Between
S. spontaneum and Commercial-type Sugarcane………………………………………….….........….97
John C. Veremis, Thomas L. Tew, and Yong-Bao Pan

Evaluation of Potassium-Based Ripeners as an Alternative to Glyphosate
and the Effects of 2,4-D on Herbicidal Cane Ripening……………………………….…….............…98
Blaine J. Viator, Calvin Viator, Windell Jackson, Herman Waguespack, 
and Edward P. Richard, Jr.

Irrigation Scheduling for Sugarcane Production in South Texas…………………….…..……...............99
Bob Wiedenfeld

LIST OF 2003 MANUFACTURING ABSTRACTS

Changing the Heating Surface to Volume Ratio on a Low Head Batch Vacuum Pan….............……...101
Stephen Bergeron and Greg Carline

Glucooligosaccharides from Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-742, a New Prebiotic……………...........101 
Donal Day and Changho Chung

Preliminary Factory Study on the Performance of a Plate Evaporator and Roberts-Type 
Evaporators with Emphasis on Sucrose Losses………………….……………………………..........101
Gilllian Eggleston and Trevor Endres

Clarification improvements at Raceland during the 2002 crop……………………...........……...........102
T. Endres, F. Mendez and D. Muzzell

Online Bagasse Moisture Measurement………………………………………………........………..102
Adrian I. Farinas and Stephen J. Clarke

Pol-Dextran Effects………………………………………………………………………......……..103
Lee Madsen and D. F. Day

Dextran Test Method Provides Versatility for Sugar Factory Process Monitoring………............…….103
J. S. Rauh, J. A. Cuddihy, R. N. Falgout, and M. L. Marquette

Circulation in Vacuum Pans……….........……………………………………………………………104
Peter W. Rein and Luis F. Echeverri

PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS - JUNE 2004....................................................................105-131

LIST OF 2004 AGRICULTURAL ABSTRACTS

Target Region Amplification Polymorphism (TRAP) markers for Sugarcane Genotyping…..................105
Sreedhar Alwala, Suman Andru, Jie Arro, and Collins Kimbeng 

Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Flowering Related Genes in Sugarcane……….............…106
Sreedhar Alwala, Collins Kimbeng, Keith Bischoff and Kenneth Gravois

Ratoon Stunt Effects on Yields of Sugarcane…………………………........………………………..106
J. C. Comstock and J. D. Miller

Comparison of Yield Parameters and Disease Incidence of Traditional Seedcane Sources
and Kleentekฎ, a Commercial Tissue-culture Based Seedcane…………….........………………….107
Jeff L. Flynn, German Montes, Gerald Powell, Raul Perdomo, Kenneth Quebedeaux, and Jack Comstock

Field Evaluation of Agronomic Characteristics and Disease Resistance in Transgenic
Sugarcane Lines in Florida……………………………………………………….......…………….108
R. A. Gilbert, M. Gallo-Meagher, J. C. Comstock, and J. D. Miller 

Water Table and Sugarcane: A Review of Recent Research……………………………........……...109
Barry Glaz, Serge J. Edme, Dolen R. Morris, Jack C. Comstock, and  Robert A. Gilbert

Evaluation of Ho 95-988, HoCP 96-540, and L 97-128 for Susceptibility
to Ratoon Stunting Disease…………………………………….……………………………......…110
M. P. Grisham

L 97-128 – A New Sugarcane Variety for Louisiana……………….......…………………………..110
K.A. Gravois, K.P. Bischoff, T.E. Reagan, J. W. Hoy, S.B. Milligan, F.A. Martin, and C.A. Kimbeng

Monitoring Adult Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera:  Noctuidae) Populations
in Florida Sugarcane Using Pheromone Traps……………………..…….......…………………..….112
David G. Hall, Robert Meagher, Rod Nagoshi, and Mike Irey

A Survey of Temporal and Spatial Variability in Louisiana Sugarcane Production Systems…..............113
Richard M. Johnson and Edward P. Richard, Jr.

Effect of Zinc Fertilization on Sugar Cane (LCP 85-384) Yields…………………………….............113
Jim J. Wang, Chuck Kennedy, Sonny Viator, and Alfred Guidry

Effect of Nitrogen on Sugarcane Plant Growth and Flowering 
Under an Artificial Photoperiod Treatment………………………………………………….............114
Chris LaBorde, Kenneth Gravois, Collins Kimbeng, Chuck Kennedy, Keith Bischoff, and Tom Tew
Root Characteristics and Dry Yields of Sugarcane Due to Water Table Depth….………...........……114
D.R. Morris and P.Y.P. Tai	

Midrib Effect on Sugarcane Leaf Tissue Nutrient Concentrations….…………………..........………115
R. M. Muchovej and P. R. Newman

Nitrogen Fertilization of Sugarcane on a Sandy Soil: I. Yield and Leaf Tissue Nutrient Composition....116
R. M. Muchovej and P. R. Newman

Nitrogen Fertilization of Sugarcane on a Sandy Soil: II. Soil and Groundwater Analyses….............…116
R. M. Muchovej and P. R. Newman

Application of high-throughput DNA marker technology in sugarcane breeding: 
Phase I – nucleic acids extraction………………………………………………………......………117
Y.-B. Pan, J. C. Veremis, B. S. Scheffler, T. L. Tew, M. P. Grisham, W. H. White, and E. P. Richard, Jr.

An Analysis of Barn Owl Prey Diversity in the Everglades Agricultural Area
of South Florida………………………………………………………………………….....……..118
R. N. Raid, J. Teets, and J. Collins

Effects of Drought Stress and Sugarcane Cultivar on Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
Oviposition……………………………….………........................………………………………..118
T. E. Reagan, F. P. F. Reay-Jones, B. L. Legendre, S. Zhang, M. O. Way, and J. Amador

Current Status of Tebufenozide Resistance in the Sugarcane Borer in Louisiana….............………….119
T.E. Reagan, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, J.A. Ottea, C.D. McAllister, W. Akbar, and D.K. Pollet

Johnsongrass Effects on Sugarcane Growth and Chopper Harvester Efficiency………...........………119
E. P. Richard, Jr.

Sugarcane Mulch Residue: Effect on Herbicide Retention and Runoff Losses………………...............121
H. M. Selim

Breeding Sugarcane for Mexican Rice Borer Resistance……………………………….........………121
Jorge da Silva and William White

Ho 95-988, a Product of the USDA-ARS Basic Breeding Effort in Louisiana….……………............122
Thomas Tew

Ratooning Ability and Stalk Tolerance to Freezing Temperatures Among F1 Hybrids
 Involving Saccharum spontaneum and Commercial-type Sugarcane……………………...........……122
John C. Veremis, Ryan Viator, and Thomas L. Tew
The Effect of Glyphosate and 2,4-D on Cane Ripening and Ratooning Ability,
 and the Comparison of Glyphosate Groducts in Ripening Performance…………………...........……123
Blaine J. Viator, Calvin Viator, and Daniel Viator

The Response of LCP 85-384 to the Application of Silicate Slag in Louisiana…………...........……..124
H. P. Viator and W. B. Hallmark

Combine Fan Speed and Ground Speed Effects on Cane Quality, Yield, Losses,
and Economic Returns………………………………………………………………………..........125
Ryan P. Viator, Edward P. Richard, Jr., Blaine J. Viator, Windell Jackson, Herman Waguespack, 
and Harold Birkett

Rearing Procedures for the Sugarcane Aphid with Results from Antibiosis and Initial Transmission 
Studies…………………………………...........................……...…………………………………125
W.H. White and M.P. Grisham

LIST OF 2004 MANUFACTURING ABSTRACTS

The Hidden Costs of Boiler Water Treatment – An Evaluation of Boilers in the Louisiana Sugarcane 
Industry…......................…………………………………………………………………………...127
James A. Cuddihy, Jr., Walter J. Simoneaux, Robert N. Falgout, and James S. Rauh

Dextran Dip-Stick, a Model for Assay Development……………….........…………………………..127
D.F. Day and D. W. Kim

Easy and Uniform Measurement of the Activity of Dextranase at the Sugarcane Factory
or Refinery….……………………………………………………………......……………………..128
Gillian Eggleston

Optimization of Factory Applications of Dextranases in the U.S………………............……………...128
G. Eggleston and A. Monge

Boiler Treatment Chemicals – Facts and Considerations………………………………..........………129
W. Brian Kitchen and Trae Dupre

A Method for Correction of Pol Error in Sugar and Juice……………………………………............129
Lee R. Madsen II and D.F. Day

Introduction of Factory Laboratory Automation at Raceland Mill..........……………………………..130
D. Muzzell

Online Evaporator Heat Transfer Coefficient Measurement……………..........……………...………130
David Solberg, Peter Rein, and Detlev Schlorke

Compressed Air Energy Savings in Sugar Cane Processing…………………..........………………...131
Scott Stroup 

 

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