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Ongoing Projects (वर्तमान परियोजनाएं)

Division of Crop Improvement

Institute Projects

  • Collection, maintenance, evaluation and documentation of sugarcane germplasm under sub-tropical conditions
  • Development of sugarcane breeding stocks for high sugar
  • Development of top borer tolerant genetic stocks of sugarcane
  • Development of sugarcane varieties for sub-tropics
  • Development of breeding stocks of sugarcane for durable resistance to red
  • Elucidation of species chromosomal complement in sugarcane genotypes under sub-tropical conditions
  • Identification and expression analysis of resistance gene analogues against red rot disease in sugarcane
  • Mapping of loci linked to sugar content in sugarcane
  • Identification and validation of molecular markers for red rot resistance in sugarcane
  • Development of waterlogging tolerant and red-rot resistant sugarcane clones for North Central Zone

 

Coordinated Projects

  • Zonal varietal trials of early varieties for north western zone
  • Zonal varietal trials of mid late varieties for north western zone
  • Evaluation of sugarcane clones under Zonal Varietal Trials for North Central and Eastern Zone

 

Externally Funded Projects

  • Seed Production in Agricultural crops and Fisheries (Mega Seed Project).
  • DUS Testing under Central Sector Scheme for Implementation of PVP legislation

 

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Division of Crop Production

Institute Projects

  • Effect of biomanuring on sugarcane productivity and soil properties under plant and subsequent ratoons
  • Tillage techniques in plant ratoon system for improving soil health and increasing sugarcane yield in sub-tropical Indian
  • Yield maximization through optimizing shoot population density
  • Documentation and confirmation of indigenous technical knowledge under sugarcane based cropping systems
  • Assessment of sugarcane cultivation machines (RMD and RBS-cum planter) on farmers field
  • Entrepreneurship development for sugarcane seed production and multiplication
  • Assessing nutrient interactions for sustaining sugarcane productivity and soil health
  • Rationalizing irrigation water use in sugarcane through optimizing field application parameters

 

Coordinated Projects

  • Agronomic evaluation of promising genotypes of sugarcane
  • Response of sugarcane crop to different plant nutrients in varied agro-ecological situations
  • Enhancing sugarcane productivity and profitability under wheat-sugarcane cropping system
  • Optimization fertigation schedule for sugarcane through micro-irrigation technique under different agro-climatic conditions


Contract Research Projects

  • Evaluation of sulfentrozone 48% F for weed control in sugarcane
  • The effect of sugaring on yield and quality of sugarcane crop in composition with bentonife S. sulfozinc and calcium nitrate
  • Studies on the effect of Zinc bensulf on yield and quality of sugarcane
  • Enhancing water & nutrient use efficiency through drip irrigation & fertigation in spring planted sugarcane under sub-tropical condition
  • Performance evaluation of Pusa Hydrogel in sugarcane

Externally Funded Projects

  • Carbon sequestration potential of sugarcane based cropping system for sustaining crop health and crop productivity in Uttar Pradesh

 

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Division of Crop Protection

Institute Projects

  • Evaluation/screening of sugarcane germplasm/genotypes against red rot and smut 
  • Survey and surveillance of insect-pests and diseases of sugarcane in sub tropical India
  • Enhancing efficacy of Trichoderma based red rot management system
  • Mass multiplication of Trichoderma on cheaper substrates and development of suitable delivery system for disease management in sugarcane
  • Genome sequencing of red rot pathogen
  • Containment of major insect-pests of sugarcane through habitat modifications
  • Semiochemicals for the management of sugarcane top borer
  • Mechanism of resistance against top borer in sugarcane
  • Development of techniques of mass multiplication of larval parasitoids for management of sugarcane top borer


Coordinated Projects

  • Identification of pathotypes in red rot pathogen
  • Evaluation of varieties/genotypes for resistance to red rot, smut and wilt
  • Survey of sugarcane diseases naturally occurring in the area on important varieties
  • Evaluation of varieties/genotypes for their reaction against major insect-pests
  • Population dynamics of sugarcane borers (early shoot borer, top borer, internode borer and stalk borer) through pheromone trap


Externally Funded Projects

  • Outreach programme in net work mode Diagnosis and management of leaf spot diseases of field and horticultural crops during 11th plan (2007-12)

 

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Division of Plant Physiology & Bio-chemistry

Institute Projects

  • Optimization of plant population for improving physiological efficiency of sugarcane
  • Developing a technology for preservation & packaging of sugarcane juice
  • Molecular study to reveal transcriptomes and genes associated with sucrose (GAS) transport and accumulation in sugar
  • Minimizing post harvest sucrose deterioration and its molecular assessment

Externally Funded Projects

  • Functional genomic analysis of differential accumulation of sucrose targeting genes of invertase, sucrose synthase and sucrose phosphate synthase and their impact on source-sink relationships in sugarcane
  • Post –harvest formation of polysaccharides and non-sugar compounds in sugarcane at low and high temperatures and their impact on sugar recovery (DST, New Delhi).


Inter-institutional Project

  • Screening and identification of sugarcane lines tolerant to water-logging and their physio-biochemical investigation


Contract Research Project

  • Effect of silica granules on growth, yield and juice quality parameters of sugarcane (Privi Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Navi Mumbai)

 

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Division of Agril Engineering

Institute Projects

  • Design refinement of tractor operated sugarcane-cum-potato planter
  • Development of tractor operated sugarcane manager
  • Development of sugarcane harvester for small farms

Coordinated Projects

  • Manufacturing of prototypes for conducting multilocation trials
  • IISR tractor operated raised bed seeder-cum-sugarcane planter
  • IISR tractor operated three row sugarcane planter
  • IISR tractor operated paired row sugarcane planter


Externally Funded Projects

  • Enhancing water and nutrients use efficiency through drip irrigation & fertigation in spring planted sugarcane under sub tropical conditions

 

Jaggery Section

Institute Projects

  • Development of a jaggery furnace with efficiency boosting device
  • Optimization of parameters for shelf life enhancement of jaggery under modified atmosphere packaging

Coordinated Projects

  • Optimization of parameters for shelf life enhancement of jaggery under modified atmosphere packaging


Externally Funded Projects

  • Assessment of post harvest losses in different crops and commodities Funding Agency: Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India


Economic and Statistics Section

Institute Projects

  • Estimation of optimum sample size for evaluation of prediction of cross-performance
  • Geographic information system of sugarcane and sugar in India
  • Development of data mining and presentation tools in sugarcane
  • Developing efficient statistical design for conducting weed control experiments in sugarcane

Agrometeorology Section

Institute Projects

  • Impact of climate change on sugarcane insect-pests dynamics & behaviour

Externally Funded Projects

  • NICRA Programme on “Assessment of Impact of Climate Change on Productivity and Quality of Sugarcane in Sub-tropical India and opportunities of agronomic adaptation”.