Dr. Hardev Singh Sandhu

Assistant Professor, Agronomy

The primary research responsibilities (60% FTE) of this position include evaluation of new sugarcane clones at stage III of the sugarcane cooperative breeding program with the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Services (USDA-ARS) and the Florida Sugar Cane League (FSCL). In addition, agronomic research is conducted on soil sustainability, sugar cane harvest management, precision nutrient management and bioenergy feedstock production.

The extension responsibilities (40% FTE) of this position involve leadership of the sugarcane focus action team to provide strong educational support to sugarcane producers and county faculty on sugarcane cultivar selection and management practices through a coordinated series of demonstration trials, field days, presentations, commodity based focus group meetings and written media including the comprehensive Sugarcane Handbook on EDIS. Additional extension efforts include the dissemination of information on the use of perennial grass (especially energy cane) crops for cellulosic ethanol production.

Program Areas

Research
  • Stage III selection of new clones in sugarcane breeding program to develop high yielding and disease resistant cultivars.

    The resistance breakdown of commercial sugarcane cultivars against orange (caused by Puccinia kuehnii) and brown rust (caused by Puccinia melanocephala) in Florida and throughout the western hemisphere has highlighted the need for disease resistant germplasm. In collaboration with USDA, Canal Point and Florida Sugarcane League I work on development of new sugarcane cultivars (CP-cultivars) in Florida. I evaluate approximately 135 new sugarcane clones in stage 3 annually at five locations in two soil types for plant cane and first ratoon. This results in the selection of high yielding and disease resistant (especially rust, smut, leaf scald and mosaic) clones to proceed to next selection stage (stage 4) and finally to commercial releases. As a lead developer in new sugarcane cultivars in Florida, my key contribution has been the development of 23 new sugarcane cultivars since 2012. Cultivars developed through this collaborative program are cultivated on >90% of the total sugarcane area (>400,000 acres) in Florida.

  • Evaluation of new energy cane clones at different stages of energy cane breeding program.

    Identifying plants with high biomass production for marginal lands is critical for the successful implementation of lignocellulosic biofuels. Due to very limited genetic diversity in energy cane, research is needed to develop high biomass and disease resistant cultivars to improve the economics of lignocellulosic ethanol production. First batch of five energy cane cultivars (UFCP 74-1010, UFCP 78-1013, UFCP 82-1655, UFCP 84-1047 and UFCP 87-0053) was released in 2013 to be cultivated on marginal soils in Florida. These cultivars provide genetic diversity in energy cane and are also resistant to smut (most important energy cane disease in Florida and several other parts of south-eastern United States). Release of these cultivars in Florida increase grower’s options to use energy cane as a potential feedstock for lignocellulosic ethanol. Due to high biomass, these cultivars also gained international attention from researchers in France, Brazil and Costa Rica.

  • Agronomic research that includes the evaluation of different agronomic practices such as conservation tillage, precision nutrient management through soil EC mapping, and green cane harvest management.

    Along with good varieties, agronomic research is needed to develop new agronomic practices for profitable and sustainable sugarcane production in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Soil subsidence due to high soil carbon loss in the organic soils of EAA is a major challenge. Reduced tillage and mulching with sugarcane harvest residue are promising agronomic practices to reduce soil loss. I am evaluating the effects of conservation tillage and green cane harvest on sugarcane growth and yield. I also work on determining the use of soil apparent electrical conductivity (ECa) mapping with EM-38 sensor in precise nutrient management in the Everglade Agricultural Area (EAA). Efficient methods for accurately measuring within-fields variations in soil physical and chemical properties are important for precision agriculture. Site-specific nutrient management can improve crop yield and also reduce fertilizer use in some cases. Traditionally site-specific nutrient management depends on intensive soil sampling, but unfortunately the cost associated with soil sampling and soil testing is often higher than economic returns. The measurement of ECa is a technology that has become an invaluable tool for identifying the soil physicochemical properties influencing crop yield patterns and for establishing the spatial variation of these soil properties.

Extension
The extension program in my lab is primarily focused on providing information to the growers on new sugarcane cultivars developed through our collaborative research with USDA and Florida Sugar Cane league. I also work on educating the growers about improved sugarcane cultivation and soil sustainability practices (e.g. Conservation tillage and green cane harvest systems), precise nutrient management and developments in bioenergy crops. I am an editor of ‘Sugarcane Handbook’ and responsible to edit all sugarcane related EDIS documents before their online publication on UF website. I also chair Sugarcane and Rice Research Focus Group and responsible to conduct annual meetings with sugarcane and rice researchers, extension agents and sugarcane industry personnel to provide recent updates on research and to get information from industry on their research priorities. The specific objectives of my extension program are: 1. Enhance sugarcane profitability by extending information on improved sugarcane cultivars 2. Provide information on agronomic strategies for managing sugarcane with a specific emphasis on conservation tillage, precise nutrient management and green cane harvest management 3. Develop and extend information on crops that have potential for use as biofuels feedstock
Graduate Students

 

Murali Vuyyuru, PhD Student

Murali Vuyyuru is a graduate student working on his PhD in Agronomy under the supervision of Dr. Hardev Sandhu. He is conducting research to determine the causes of yield decline in successively planted sugarcane and development of management practices to minimize or avoid this decline in yield.

Publications
Extension Publications (EDIS)
  • Sandhu, H.S. and R. Cherry. 2018. Sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) injury and survival in energy cane versus sugarcane. Sugar Tech. (accepted)

  • Sandhu, H.S., M.P. Singh, R.A. Gilbert, F. Subiros-Ruiz, R.W. Rice, and J.M. Shine, Jr. 2017.  Harvest management effects on sugarcane ratoon growth, yield and nutrient cycling in Florida and Costa Rica. Field Crops Research. 214: 253-260.

  • Sandhu, H.S. 2017. Yield decline under sugarcane monoculture in Histosols and its potential causes. Proceedings of 75th Annual Convention of STAI. 224-230.

  • Karounos, M.g, R. Cherry, H. Sandhu, and C. Odero. 2018. Feeding behavior of wireworms, Melanotus communis (Coleopltera: Elateridae) in southern Florida sugarcane. Journal of Entomological Science (in press).

  • Todd, Jp., H. Sandhu, J. Wang, and B. Glaz. 2017. Fiber composition of the diversity panel of the world collection of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) and related grasses. Bragantia,   DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-4499.2016525.

  • McCord, P.H., J.C. Comstock, D. Zhao, V.S. Gordon, S.G. Sood, K. McCorkle, R.W. Davidson, M. Baltazar, M.P. Singh, and H.S. Sandhu. 2017. Registration of ‘CP 07-2320’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations (accepted).

  • Todd, Jp., H. Sandhu, J. Wang, and B. Glaz. 2017. Phenotypic evaluation of the diversity panel of the world collection of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) and related grasses. Maydica 62.2-M19. http://www.maydica.org/articles/62_2_19.pdf

  • Davidson, W., H. Sandhu, P. McCord, J. Comstock, S. Edme, D. Zhao, S. Sood, N. Glynn, R. Gilbert, M. Singh, M. Baltazar, and K. McCorkle. 2017. Registration of ‘CP 06-2042’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 11: 121-128.

  • Zhao, D., J.C. Comstock, M. Singh, R.W. Davidson, T. Abbott, V. Gordon, H.S. Sandhu, P. McCord, S. Sood, M. Baltazar, and K. McCorkle. 2017. Registration of ‘CP 08-1110’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 11: 135-142.

  • Cherry, R., M. McCray, and H.S. Sandhu. 2017. Changes in the relative abundance of soil insect pests in Florida sugarcane. Journal of Entomological Science. 52: 169-176.

  • Singh, M.P., J.C. Comstock, W. Davidson, V. Gordon, H. Sandhu, P. McCord, D. Zhao, S. Sood, M. Baltazar, and K. McCorkle. 2017. Registration of ‘CP 06-2425’, ‘CP 06-2495’, ‘CP 06-2964’, ‘CP 06-3103’, and ‘CP 07-1313’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 11: 143-151.

  • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, J. C. Comstock, V. Gordon, P. Korndorfer, N. El-Hout, and R. Arundale. 2016. Registration of ‘UFCP 82-1655’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 10: 22-27.

  • Shi, P., H.S. Sandhu, and G.P. Reddy. 2016. Dispersal distance determines the exponent of the spatial Taylor’s power law.Ecological Modelling 335: 48-53.

  • Edmé, S.J., R.W. Davidson, D. Zhao, J.C. Comstock, H.S. Sandhu, B. Glaz, S. Milligan, C. J. Hu, S. Sood, K. McCorkle, R.A. Gilbert, and N.C. Glynn. 2016. Registration of ‘CPCL 05-1201’ Sugarcane.  Journal of Plant Registrations 10: 14-21.

  • Sandhu, H.S., P. McCord, J.C. Comstock, S. Edmé, D. Zhao, M.P. Singh, W. Davidson, S. Sood, N. Glynn, R. Gilbert, V. Gordon, M. Baltazar, and K. McCorkle. 2016. Registration of ‘CP 07-2137’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 10: 265-270.

  • Zhao, Z., H.S. Sandhu, F. Ouyang, G.E. Feng. 2016. Landscape changes have greater effects than climate changes on six insect pests in China. Science China Life Sciences 59: 627-633.

  • Gordon, V., J. C. Comstock, H. S. Sandhu, R. A. Gilbert, P. Korndorfer, R. Arundale, and N. El-Hout. 2016. Registration of ‘UFCP 87-0053’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 10: 258-264.

  • Gordon, V., J. C. Comstock, H. S. Sandhu, R. A. Gilbert, P. Korndorfer, R. Arundale, and N. El-Hout. 2016. Registration of ‘UFCP 84-1047’ Sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 10: 251-257.

  • Sheng, J., F. Gao, M. Andile, L. Wang, H.S. Sandhu, F. Ouyang, and Z. Zhao. 2016. Crop diversity and land simplification effects on pest damage in Northern ChinaAnnals of the Entomological Society of America DOI: 10.1093/aesa/saw058 (online).

  • Sandhu, H.S., M.P. Singh, and J.M. McCray. 2016. Use of apparent soil electrical conductivity to improve sugarcane nutrient management in Florida. Proceedings of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 29: 1020-1027.

  • Jumman, A., R.A. Gilbert, P.D.R. Van Heerdedn and H.S. Sandhu. 2016. Aligning innovations for easier adoption: What to consider in the research design phase. Proceedings of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 29: 513-516.

  • Shi, P., Q. Xu, H. Sandhu, J. Gielis, Y. Ding, H. Li, X. Dong. 2015. Comparison of dwarf bamboos (Indocalamussp.) leaf parameters to determine relationship between spatial density of plants and total leaf area per plant. Ecology and Evolution 5: 4578-4589.

  • Shi, P., J. Wei, H. S. Sandhu, G. Liang. 2015. Capture of interaction types of two Bt toxins Cry1Ac and Cry1Ab on suppressing the cotton bollworm by using multi-exponential equations. Insect Science (online). DOI:10.1111/1744-7917.12273.

  • Odero, D. C., J. Fernandez, H. S. Sandhu, and M. P. Singh. 2015. Response of energy cane to preemergence and postemergence herbicides. Weed Technology 29: 810-820.

  • Wang, L., C. Hui, H. S. Sandhu, Z. Zhao. 2015. Population dynamics and associated factors of cereal aphids and armyworms under global change. Scientific Reports (online). 5:18801/DOI:10,1038/srep18801. (IF=5.56)

  • Zhao, Z., H.S. Sandhu, J. Liu, and Y. Wang. 2015. Landscape pattern affects species composition and abundance of ground-dwelling predator. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 18: 331-334.

  • Zhao, Z., H. S. Sandhu, F. Gao, and D. He. 2015. Shifts in natural enemy assemblages resulting from landscape simplification account for biocontrol loss in wheat fields. Ecological Research 30: 493-498.

  • Sandhu, H. S., J. C. Comstock, R. A. Gilbert, V. Gordon, P. Korndorfer, R. Arundale, and N. El-Hout. 2015. Registration of ‘UFCP 78-1013’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 9: 318-324.

  • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, J. C. Comstock, V. Gordon, P. Korndorfer, N. El-Hout, and R. Arundale. 2015. Registration of ‘UFCP 74-1010’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 9: 179-184.

  • Zhao, D., J. C. Comstock, H. S. Sandhu, B. Glaz, S. J. Edmé, W. Davidson, S. Sood, R. Gilbert, K. McCorkle, and N. C. Glynn. 2015. Registration of ‘CP 06-2400’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 9: 71-77.

  • Odero, D. C., R. H. Cherry, A. L. Wright, H. S. Sandhu, and Y. Luo. 2015. Woody host plants of the sugarcane root weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Florida sugarcane. Journal of Entomological Science 50: 3-13.

  • Sandhu, H. S. and R. H. Cherry. 2014. Effects of tillage practices on arthropod ground predators in Florida sugarcane. Journal of Entomological Science 49: 1-5.

  • Shi, P. J., Z. H. Zhao, H. S. Sandhu, C. Hui, and X. Y. Men.  2014. An optimization approach for estimating ground-dwelling arthropod densities by the two-circle method. Florida Entomologist 97: 644-652.

  • Zhao, Z., C. Hui, H.S. Sandhu, F. Ouyang, Z. Dong, and F. Ge.  2014. Responses of cereal aphids and their parasitic wasps to landscape complexity. Journal of Economic Entomology 107: 630-637.

  • Sandhu, H. S., B. S. Glaz, S. J. Edmé, R. W. Davidson, D. Zhao, J. C. Comstock, R. A. Gilbert, S. Milligan, C. Hu, N. C. Glynn, and S. Sood.  2014.  Registration of 'CPCL 02-6848' sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 8: 155-161.

  • Glaz, B., S. J. Edmé, R. W. Davidson, D. Zhao, J. C. Comstock, H. S. Sandhu, N. C.     Glynn, R. A. Gilbert, S. Sood, K. McCorkle, S. B. Milligan, and C. J. Hu.  2013.  Registration of ‘CPCL 05-1102’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 7: 296-304.

  • Zhao, D., J. C. Comstock, B. Glaz, S. J. Edmé, R. W. Davidson, R. A. Gilbert, N. C. Glynn, S. Sood, H. S. Sandhu, K. McCorkle, J. D. Miller, and P.Y.P. Tai.  2013.  Registration of ‘CP 05-1526’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 7: 305-311.

  • Davidson, R. W., D. Zhao, J. C. Comstock, H. S. Sandhu, B. Glaz, S. J. Edmé, S. Sood, R. A. Gilbert, S. B. Milligan, and C. J. Hu. 2013.  Registration of ‘CP 05-1791’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations 7: 312-320.

  • Shi, P. J., X. Y. Men, H. S. Sandhu, A. Chakraborty, B. L. Li, F. Ouyang, Y. C. Sun, and F. Ge. 2013. The ‘general’ ontogenetic growth model is inapplicable to crop growth. Ecological Modelling 266: 1-9.

  • Cherry, R. H. and H. S. Sandhu.  2013.  Insects in the religions of India. American Entomologist 59: 138-140.

  • Shi, P., H. S. Sandhu, and H. J. Xiao. 2013. Logistic regression is a better method of analysis than linear regression of arcsine square root transformed proportional diapause data of pieris melete (Lepidoptera: Pieridae).  Florida Entomologist 96: 1183-1185.

  • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, G. Kingston, J. F. Subiros, K. Morgan, R. W. Rice, L. Baucum, J. M. Shine, Jr., L. Davis. 2013. Effect of sugarcane harvest residue on nutrient recycling and cane yield. Proceedings of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 28: 1-3.

  • Gilbert, R. A., and H. S. Sandhu.  2013.  Challenges of shifting revenue sources: A case study of U.S. land-grant universities. Proceedings of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 28: 1-9.

  • Sandhu, H. S., P. Shi, and Q. Yang.  2013.  Intraspecific spatial niche differentiation: Evidence from Phyllostachys heterocyla. Acta Ecologica Sinica 33: 287-292.

  • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, G. Kingston, J. F. Subiros, K. Morgan, R. W. Rice, L. Baucum, J. M. Shine, Jr., and L. Davis.  2013.  Effects of sugarcane harvest method on microclimate in Florida and Costa Rica.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 177: 101-109.

  • Nuessly, G. S., Y. Wang, H. S. Sandhu, N. Larsen, and R. H. Cherry. 2013.  Entomologic and agronomic evaluations of 18 sweet sorghum cultivars for biofuels in Florida.  Florida Entomologist 96: 512-528.

  • Sandhu, H. S., G. S. Nuessly, S. E. Webb, R. H. Cherry, and R. A. Gilbert.  2013. Temperature-dependent reproductive and life table parameters of lesser cornstalk borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on sugarcane. Florida Entomologist 96: 380-390.

  • Shi, P., H. S. Sandhu, and F. Ge.  2013.  Could the intrinsic rate of increase represent the fitness in terrestrial ectotherms?  Journal of Thermal Biology 38:148-151.

  • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, R. Perdomo and J. M. McCray.  2012.  Relationships among leaf area index, visual ratings, and sugarcane biomass and sucrose yields.  Journal of American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 32: 1-14.

  • Shi, P., L. Zhong, H. S. Sandhu, F. Ge, X. Xu, and W. Chen.  2012.  Population decrease of Scirpophaga incertulas Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) under climate warming.  Ecology and Evolution 2: 58-64. (IF=2.32)

  • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, R. Perdomo, and J. M. McCray. 2011.  Relating leaf area index, visual growth ratings and biomass yield in sugarcane.  Proceedings of the 4th IAPSIT International Sugar Conference IS-2011. 25-30.

  • Sandhu, H. S., G. S. Nuessly, R. H. Cherry, R. A. Gilbert, and S. E. Webb.  2011.  Effects of Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Lepidopter: Pyralidae) damage on sugarcane yield.  Journal of Economic Entomology 104: 474-483.

  • Sandhu, H. S., G. S. Nuessly, R. H. Cherry, R. A. Gilbert, and S. E. Webb.  2011.  Effects of harvest residue and tillage on lesser cornstalk borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) damage to sugarcane.  Journal of Economic Entomology 104: 155-163.

  • Sandhu, H. S., P. Shi, X. Kuang, F. Xue, and F. Ge.  2011.  Applications of the Bootstrap to insect physiology.  Florida Entomologist 94: 1036-1041.

  • Sandhu, H. S., G. S. Nuessly, S. E. Webb, R. H. Cherry, and R. A. Gilbert.  2010.  Temperature-dependent development of Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on sugarcane under laboratory conditions.  Environmental Entomology 39: 1012-1020.

    Peer- Reviewed EDIS Publications:

    • Sandhu, H.S. and W. Davidson. 2017. Sugarcane cultivars descriptive fact sheet: CPCL 97-2730 and CPCL 00-4111. EDIS (accepted)

    • Sandhu, H.S. and W. Davidson. 2017. Sugarcane cultivars descriptive fact sheet: CP 96-1252, CP 01-1372 and CP00-1101. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc102.

    • Rott, P., J.C. Comstock, H.S. Sandhu, and R.N. Raid. 2016. Sugarcane ring spot. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp321.

    • McCray, M., H.S. Sandhu, R.W. Rice, and D.C. Odero. 2016. Nutrient requirements for sugarcane production in Florida muck soils. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc026.

    • Sandhu, H.S., M.P. Singh, R.A. Gilbert, J.M. Shine, Jr., R.W. Rice, and D.C. Odero. 2016. Maturity curves and harvest schedule recommendations for CP sugarcane varieties. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc069.

    • Sandhu, H.S., M.P. Singh, R.A. Gilbert, and D.C. Odero. 2016. Sugarcane botany: A brief review.https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc034.

    • Sandhu, H.S., M. Singh, R. Gilbert, K. Morgan, R. Rice, L. Baucum, J. Shine, Jr., and M. Irey. 2015. Effects of harvest method on microclimate in Florida sugarcane. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc10.

    • Cherry, R. H., G. S. Nuessly, and H. S. Sandhu. 2015. Insect management in sugarcanehttp://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig065.

    • Singh, M.P., H.S. Sandhu, and R.A. Gilbert. 2015. Sugarcane cultivar CP 78-1628 descriptive fact sheet. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag132.

    • Singh, M.P., H.S. Sandhu, and R.A. Gilbert. 2015. Sugarcane cultivar CP 80-1743 descriptive fact sheet. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag133.

    • Singh, M.P., H.S. Sandhu, and R.A. Gilbert. 2015. Sugarcane cultivar CP 88-1762 descriptive fact sheet. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag136.

    • Singh, M.P., H.S. Sandhu, and R.A. Gilbert. 2015. Sugarcane cultivar CP 89-2143 descriptive fact sheet. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag137.

    • Rott, P.C., J.C. Comstock, R.A. Gilbert and H.S. Sandhu.2015. Sugarcane mosaic. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc009.

    • Singh, M.P., H.S. Sandhu, R.A. Gilbert, J.M. Shine, Jr., and R.W. Rice. 2015. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 80-1827. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc065.

    • Comstock, J.C., H.S. Sandhu, and D.C. Odero. 2015. Sugarcane yellow leaf disease. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc074.

    • Sandhu, H. S., R. H. Cherry and R. A. Gilbert. 2014. The effect of harvesting and replanting on arthropod ground predators in Florida sugarcane.http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in493.

    • Rott, P., S. Sood, J. C. Comstock, R. N. Raid, N. C. Glynn, R. A. Gilbert, and H. S. Sandhu. 2014. Sugarcane orange rust. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc099.

    • Rott, P., S. Sood, J. C. Comstock, R. A. Gilbert, and H. S. Sandhu. 2014. Sugarcane ratoon stunting. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc002.

    • Singh, M. P., H. S. Sandhu, R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R. W. Rice. 2014. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 78-1628. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc063.

    • Sandhu, H. S., M. P. Singh, R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R. W. Rice. 2014. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 80-1743. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc064.

    • Sandhu, H. S., M. P. Singh, R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R. W. Rice. 2014. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 84-1198. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc066.

    • Sandhu, H. S., M. P. Singh, R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R. W. Rice. 2014. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 88-1762. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc067.

    • Singh, M. P., H. S. Sandhu, R. A. Gilbert, J. D. Miller, J. C. Comstock, B. Glaz, and S. J. Edme. 2014. Performance of foreign sugarcane germplasm on Florida sandlands. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc084.

    • Sandhu, H. S., and R. A. Gilbert. 2014. Production of biofuel crops in Florida: Sugarcane/energycane. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag303.

    • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R.W. Rice.  2014. Performance of CP sugarcane cultivars grown in different locations in Florida. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc086.

    • Sandhu, H. S., M. P. Singh, and R. A. Gilbert. 2014.  New plants for Florida: Sugarcane. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag218.

    • Rott, P., J. C. Comstock, R. A. Gilbert, and H. S. Sandhu. 2014.  Sugarcane eyespot disease. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc003.

    • Sandhu, H. S., P. Rott, J. C. Comstock, and R. A. Gilbert.  2013.  Sugarcane leaf scald disease.  EDIS. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc001.

    • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., J. D. Miller, R. W. Rice, and C. R. Rainbolt. 2013. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 89-2143. EDIS. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc068.

    • Sandhu, H. S., L. E. Baucum, and G. S. Nuessly.  2012.  Lesser cornstalk borer – Damage and control in sugarcane.  EDIS. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc094.

    • Rott, P., S. Sood, J. C. Comstock, R. N. Raid, N. C. Glynn, R. A. Gilbert, and H. S. Sandhu. 2014. Sugarcane orange rust. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc099

    • Rott, P., S. Sood, J. C. Comstock, R. A. Gilbert, and H. S. Sandhu. 2014. Sugarcane ratoon stunting. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc002

    • Singh, M. P., H. S. Sandhu, R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R. W. Rice. 2014. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 78-1628. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc063

    • Sandhu, H. S., M. P. Singh, R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R. W. Rice. 2014. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 80-1743. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc064

    • Sandhu, H. S., M. P. Singh, R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R. W. Rice. 2014. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 84-1198. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc066

    • Sandhu, H. S., M. P. Singh, R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R. W. Rice. 2014. Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 88-1762. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc067

    • Singh, M. P., H. S. Sandhu, R. A. Gilbert, J. D. Miller, J. C. Comstock, B. Glaz, and S. J. Edme. 2014. Performance of foreign sugarcane germplasm on Florida sandlands. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc084

    • Sandhu, H. S., and R. A. Gilbert. 2014. Production of Biofuel crops in Florida: Sugarcane/Energycane. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag303

    • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., and R.W. Rice.  2014. Performance of CP sugarcane cultivars grown in different locations in Florida. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc086.

    • Sandhu, H. S., M. P. Singh, and R. A. Gilbert. 2014.  New plants for Florida: Sugarcane. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag218.

    • Rott, P., J. C. Comstock, R. A. Gilbert, and H. S. Sandhu. 2014.  Sugarcane eyespot disease. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc003.

    • Sandhu, H. S., P. Rott, J. C. Comstock, and R. A. Gilbert.  2013.  Sugarcane leaf scald disease.  EDIS. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc001.

    • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, J. M. Shine, Jr., J. D. Miller, R. W. Rice, and C. R. Rainbolt.  2013.  Sucrose accumulation maturity curves for CP 89-2143. EDIS. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc068.

    • Sandhu, H. S., L. E. Baucum, and G. S. Nuessly.  2012.  Lesser cornstalk borer – Damage and control in sugarcane.  EDIS. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc094.

    • Sandhu, H. S., L. E. Baucum, and G. S. Nuessly.  2011.  Life cycle of the lesser cornstalk borer in sugarcane.  EDIS.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc093.

    Trade Journal articles :

    • Sandhu H.S., M. P. Singh, and M. Vuyyuru. 2016. Yield Decline in Successively Planted Sugarcane in Florida Histosols. Sugar Journal. June 2016, page 29.

    • Cherry R., M. McCray and H. Sandhu. 2016. Changes in the Soil Insect Complex in Florida Sugarcane. Sugar Journal. June 2016, page 15.

    • Singh M.P., D. Zhao, H. Sandhu, and M. McCray. 2016. Growth, Yield, and Physiology of Sugarcane as Affected by Soil and Foliar Application of Silicon on Organic and Mineral Soils. Sugar Journal. June 2016, page 28.

    • Singh, M.P., H.S. Sandhu, and D.C. Odero. 2015. Effect of trash removal after greencane harvest on sugarcane yield and weed population. Sugar Journal. June 2015, page 19.

    • Sandhu, H.S. and R. Cherry. 2015. Sugarcane borer damage to energy cane versus sugarcane cultivars. Sugar Journal. June 2015, page 31.

    • Todd, J.P, H.S. Sandhu, J. Wang, and B. Glaz. 2015. Evaluation of traits within the diversity panel of the World Collection of Sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) and related grasses. Sugar Journal. June 2015, page 11.

    • Sandhu, H.S., and M. Singh. 2014. Effects of reduced or no-tillage on sugarcane growth and yield in organic soils in Florida. Sugar Journal. June 2014, page 29.

    • Singh, M., C. Laborde, W. Davidson, L. Davis, C.-J. Hu, M. Baltazar, P. McCord, H. Sandhu, and J. Comstock. 2014. Development of new Canal Point cultivars for sandy soils of South Florida. Sugar Journal. June 2014, page 16.

    • Sandhu, H.S.,M. Singh, and M. McCray. 2014. Potential applications of apparent soil EC mapping (with EM-38 equipment) to improve nutrient management in organic and mineral soils of Everglades Agricultural AreaSugar Journal. June 2014, page 15.

    • Sandhu, H. S., R. A. Gilbert, G. Kingston, J. F. Subiros, K. Morgan, R. W. Rice, L. Baucum, J. M. Shine, Jr., and L. Davis.  2012.  Effects of sugarcane harvest method on microclimate in Florida and Costa Rica. Sugar Journal. June 2012, page 12.

    • Sandhu, H. S., and R. A. Gilbert.  2011.  Relationships among Leaf Area Index, Visual Growth Ratings, and biomass yield in Sugarcane.  Sugar Journal. June 2011, page 25.

    • Nuessly, G. S., H. S. Sandhu, N. Larsen, and W. Davidson.  2011.  Update on the status of sugarcane rust mite in the Americas.  Sugar Journal. June 2011, page 29.

    • Sandhu, H. S., G. S. Nuessly, S. E. Webb, R. H. Cherry, and R. A. Gilbert.  2010.  Effects of harvest methods and tillage practices on lesser cornstalk borer damage to sugarcane.  Sugar Journal. June 2010, page 19.

    • Sandhu, H. S., G. S. Nuessly, S. E. Webb, R. H. Cherry, and R. A. Gilbert.  2009.  Biology and cultural control of lesser cornstalk borer in sugarcane.  Sugar Journal. June 2009, page 16.

    • Sandhu, H. S. and G. S. Nuessly.  2008.  Plant cane response to primary shoot damage by lesser cornstalk borer larvae.  Sugar Journal. June 2015, page 12.