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Cane Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh led delegation visited ICAR-IISR, Lucknow

Sh. L. Murali, Director of Sugar & Cane Commissioner, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh led delegation of R & D officers visited ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow. Sh. V. Venkatarao, Deputy Cane Commissioner, Department of Sugar, A.P.; Sh. G. Mutyalu, Assistant Cane Commissioner, Bobbili; Sh. G.V.V. Satyanarayana, Assistant Cane Commissioner, Ankapalle; Sh. V. Sanyasinaidu, Managing Director, The Thandava Cooperative Sugars Ltd., Payakaraopeta, Visakhapatnam; Sh. D. Venkateswararao, Managing Director, the Etikoppaka Cooperative Agricultural & industrial Society Ltd., Etikoppaka, Visakhapatnam; Sh. K.R. Victor Raju, Managing Director, The Chodavaran Cooperative Sugars Ltd., Govad, Visakhapatnam; Sh. D. Narayana Rao, Sri Vijayarama Gajapathi Cooperative Sugars Ltd., Bhimsinghi, Vijayanagaram; Dr. M. Bharathalakshmi, Principal Scientist (Sugarcane), Regional Agricultural Research Station (ARS), Anakapalle and Dr. M. Hemanth Kumar, Principal Scientist (Breeding), ARS, Perumallipalli were other members of the delegation.

Dr. S.K. Shukla, Project Coordinator, AICRP on Sugarcane highlighted salient achievements of the Institute. He informed that 350.25 million tonne of sugarcane was produced in India during 2015-16 from 4.9 million hectare with average productivity of 71.1 t/ha. During 2016-17, Uttar Pradesh has surpassed national average sugarcane yield and state recorded 72.4 t/ha cane yield. He apprised low productivity of sugarcane in sub-tropical India is due to the high temperature coupled with desiccating winds coinciding germination and formative phases while low temperature at maturity, uni-model and erratic distribution of rainfall, water stress during tillering/formative phase and water logging during elongation in eastern parts of subtropical region, severity worsen under anaerobic conditions for nutrient uptake and outbreak of pests and diseases, Small holding size of sugarcane farmers and delayed sugarcane planting owing to rice-wheat system. He also informed about the varieties, crop production and protection technology along with machines developed during the research journey of the Institute.

Sh. L. Murali, Director of Sugar & Cane Commissioner, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh informed that area under sugarcane in the State which was 2.64 lakh ha during 2006-07 has been reduced to 103 lakh ha during 2016-17. Similarly, the cane production of AP has also declined to 7.96 lakh tonnes as productivity declined from 82.2 t/ha to 66 t/ha during the corresponding period. He informed that the objective of visit of delegation was to study the factors responsible for higher production and productivity of sugarcane in Uttar Pradesh. The delegation was informed that improved variety Co 0238 and CoLk 94184 are playing a vital role in improving production and productivity of sugarcane in UP, but these varieties cannot be recommended for planting in AP.. The delegation wanted to have a suitable high yielding variety of sugarcane with better recovery and resistant to major insect-pests. Several sugarcane machines were demonstrated for sugarcane cultivation. These machines could play effective role in improving quality of operation and cost reduction in Andhra Pradesh also.

At the outset, Dr. A.K. Singh, Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-IISR welcomed the Chief Guest along with all the members of the delegation. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. L.S. Gangwar, Principal Scientist and I/c, PME Cell. The meeting was attended by all the Scientists of the ICAR-IISR, Lucknow.

The delegation also interacted with the Cane Commissioner, UP. The delegation has also planned to interact with the cane development staff of Biswan, Nigohi and Azbapur sugar mills and the scientists of U.P. Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur during four day visit of U.P.