Hot water treatment is a tried and true method for controlling RSD used in many counties. Outlined in the presentation are the plans to install sufficient capacity that all the planting material in Barbados will eventually be RSD free.
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ARVTU and tagged disease control, Sugar, sugarcane on September 28, 2016 by . Andrew Stoute
About Andrew Stoute
Dr. Stoute obtained his PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Reading in 2009 working on photoperiodic control of flowering.
He then took Post-Doctoral Researcher position at Rothamsted Research working on the developmental factors around parental regulation of seed size in oilseed rape (canola).
He joined the staff of the West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station in 2011 as the Plant Geneticist, responsible for performing crosses from extensive germplasm collection to provide clients with improved sugarcane varieties. He also develops systems and programs to aid in the selection of the best parental material for those crosses.