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(Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
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  Activities and Achievements
Crop Improvement Division / Activities and Achievements
 
 
 
PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES (PGR)
icon Conservation of >8500 accessions representing 23 crops/species in Mid Term Storage Module.

icon Publication of 15 Germplasm Catalogues and 2 Descriptors in Forage Crops.

icon Registrations of Novel Genetic stocks National Germplasm Registration Committee: 21 nos.

icon Development of Core Collection in Sorghum and Cenchrus ciliaris.

icon Identification of donor accessions for biotic and abiotic stress conditions in major fodder crops.

Germplasm Catalogues published in following crops
icon Deenanath grass

icon Berseem

icon Teosinte

icon Siratro

icon Cowpea

icon Guinea grass

icon Cenchrus

icon Forage Maize

icon Oat

icon Stylo

icon Cluster bean

icon Pearl millet

icon Napier grass

icon White Clover

icon Forage Sorghum

Descriptors published in following crops
icon Egyptian Clover (Trifolium alexandrinum)
icon Dicanthium-Bothrichloa complex
 
Registrations of novel genetic stocks with Plant Germplasm Registration Committee
Crop Trait Year INGR Number
Pennisetum pedicellatum Octoploid (2n = 8x = 72) 2006 INGR 06018
Pennisetum squamulatum New cytotype (2n = 56) 2006 INGR 06017
Panicum maximum Triploid cytotype (2n=3x=24) 2009 INGR 09039
Panicum maximum Tetraploid cytotype (2n=4x=32) 2009 INGR 09040
Panicum maximum Pentaploid cytotype (2n=5x=40) 2009 INGR 09041
Panicum maximum Hexaploid cytotype (2n=6x=48) 2009 INGR 09042
Panicum maximum Octoploid cytotype (2n=8x=64) 2009 INGR 09043
Panicum maximum Nonoploid cytotype (2n=9x=72) 2009 INGR 09044
Trifolium alexandrinum Pentafoliate Berseem Penta 1 2009 INGR 09045
Pennisetum glaucum Tetra A4 Tetraploid (2n=4x=28) male sterile bajra 2009 INGR 09046
Pennisetum glaucum Tetra 1 Tetraploid (2n=4x=28) maintainer bajra 2009 INGR 09047
Cenchrus ciliaris Sexual plant of C. ciliaris (IGFRI-CcSx-08/1) 2011 INGR 11062
Trifolium alexandrinum Pentafoliate 4x 2012 INGR 12010
Trifolium alexandrinum Black seeded 2012 INGR 12009
Trifolium alexandrinum Self incompatible 4x 2012 INGR 12011
Trifolium alexandrinum Self compatible 2x 2012 INGR 12012
Pearl millet Obligate sexual interspecific hybrid between pearl millet and P. squamulatum (2n=42) 2013 INGR 13036
Pearl millet Obligate apomictic interspecific hybrid between pearl millet and P. squamulatum (2n=42) 2013 INGR 13037
Pearl millet A diploid apomeiotic hybrid (2n=16) between pearl millet and P. orientale exhibiting induced apospory. 2013 INGR 13038
Pearl millet Interspecific hybrid derivative (2n=23) of P. glaucum x P. orientale exhibiting inheritable partitioned apomixis components (BIII hybrids) 2013 INGR 13039
Pearl millet First tri-species hybrid (GOS hybrid, 2n=44) between Pennisetum glaucum, P. orientale andP. squamulatum 2013 INGR 13040
Trifolium alexandrium Black seeded pentafoliate berseem 2015 INGR 15026
         
 
PLANT BREEDING
icon Active breeding in : Cultivated and Rainfed; Cereals, Legumes and Grasses

Major crops:
icon Rabi: berseem, oats, barley

icon Kharif: pearl millet, maize, sorghum, bajra-napier hybrid, guinea grass, cowpea

Salient achievements:
icon Release/identification of more than 30 varieties in fodder crops for commercial cultivation.

icon Pre Breeding: Interspecific hybrids developed utilizing conventional and biotechnological approaches in Berseem (for stem and root rot resistance, and increased longevity), Oats (quality traits), pearl millet (perenniality, multicut and apomixis) and maize (tillering and branching, salinity and water logging resistance).
 
FODDER CROP VARIETIES DEVELOPED AT CI DIVISION
Crop Varieties
GFY (t/ha)
Areas for cultivation
Year of release/notification
Leguminous fodder crops
Berseem Wardan
65-70
Whole country
1981
  Bundel Berseem 2
65-80
Central, NW zone
1997
  Bundel Berseem 3
65-80
NE Zone
2000
Lucerne Chetak
45-50
Lucerne growing areas
1972
Cowpea Bundel Lobia 1
25-30
Whole country
1992
  Bundel Lobia 2
25-30
North zone
1993
  Bundel Lobia 4
23-26
North-eastern Zone
2012
Guar Bundel Guar 1
25-35
Whole country
1993
  Bundel Guar 2
30-40
Whole country
1994
  Bundel Guar 3
30-40
Whole country
1999
Field bean Bundel Sem 1
25-35
Whole country
1993
Grasses and Cereal Fodder Crops
Oats Bundel Jai822
44-50
Central zone
1989
  Bundel Jai 851
40-50
Whole country
1998
  Bundel Jai 2001-3
40-50
South and North West India
2006
  Bundel Jai 2004
40-50
All India except central zone
2008
  Bundel Jai 991
35-40
Hill Zone
2008
  Bundel Jai 2010-1
35-40
South zone
2013
Cenchrus Bundel Anjan 1
30-35
Whole country
1989
  Bundel Anjan 2
30-35
Whole country
2006
Dinanath grass Bundel Dinanath 1
55-60
Whole country
1985
  Bundel Dinanath 2
60-65
Whole country
1990
N. B. hybrid Swetika
120-160
Central, northern and north eastern
1983
  IGFRI-7
135-185
acid soil
1986
  IGFRI-10
150-185
acid and saline soil with high yield potential
1986
Bajra JHPM-05-2
70-80
Whole country except south zone
2008
Guinea grass Bundel guinea 1
40-50
Punjab, HP, Central UP, Maharastra, TN
2002
  Bundel guinea 2
50-55
Rainfed conditions in semi-arid, tropical, sub-tropical and humid tropics
2007
  Bundel guinea 4
75-81
All guinea grass growing areas
2012
Sehima Bundel Sen Ghas -1
18-20
Semi-arid, tropical and sub-tropical areas across the country
2007
Chrysopogon Bundel Dhawalu Ghas-1
26-30
Rangelands under rainfed condition across the country
2007
Heteropogon IGHC-03-4
25-30
Rangelands under rainfed condition across the country
2007
 
 
PLANT PROTECTION
icon Identification of major pests and diseases and their resistance sources in fodder crops.

icon Estimation of losses and disease epidemiology of major forage crops diseases.

icon Developed pest and disease management strategies in major forage crops (cultural/ biological/ botanicals/ chemicals/ integrated IPM)

icon Status of pests and diseases surveyed in important forage crops

icon Sources of resistance identified

icon Cowpea- root rot, leaf hopper, yellow mosaic virus, anthracnose

icon Lucerne- downy mildew, rust, aphid, weevil ¢ Berseem-stem and root rot

icon Sorghum-leaf disease, shoot fly

icon Cluster bean-leaf blight

icon Evolving pest and disease management strategies in major forage crops

icon Isolation and identification of native strains of biocontrol agents for Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Macrophomina

icon Impact of weather variables on development of diseases and pests
 
 
 
 
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