Sugarcane plays a pivotal role in the national economy of India. To improve the productivity of sugarcane, the field experiment was conducted using the early maturation variety CO – 0403 during the Kharif 2014 -15 and 2015 – 16 in the farmer’s field of Vellode village of Erode District. The results showed that 9.33 millable cane recorded per running metre in CO – 0403 whereas 7.66 millbale cane recorded in CO – 86032. Similarly high individual cane weight of 1.436 kg/cane and inter-node length of 14.2 cm was recorded in CO- 0403 variety. The millable cane yield of 124.78 ton / ha was recorded in CO- 0403 which was 17.58 percent yield increase than the existing variety Co- 86032. Considering the above facts, CO-0403 has the yield advantage and suitable for promotion in Erode District.
Keyword: Sugarcane; CO – 0403; CO – 86032; Growth; Yield performance;