Breeding new sugarcane varieties combining high cane yield and and sucrose content with emphasis on drought and salinity resistance for different agro climatic regions of Maharashtra State.
1.1.1.a Marcotting for making in house hybridization in sugarcane
(at SBC, Amboli)
1.1.1. b. Hybridization (at SBC, Amboli)
1.1.2.a. Processing of fluff and raising of seedlings (Ground Nursery-I)
1.1.2.b. Ground Nursery-II – at VSI, Pune and locations
1.1.3.a.i Clonal trial-I (2018) –at VSI, Pune and locations
1.1.4.a.i Pre Final Varietal Trials-at VSI, Pune and locations
1.1.5.a.i Final Varietal Trials-II Plant (2015) –at VSI, Pune and locations
1.1.7: Nucleus seed production (In coordination with farm section for supervision of genetic purity).
Varieties: CoC 671, Co 86032, CoM 0265, CoVSI 9805, VSI 434, CoVSI 03102, MS 10001 and VSI 12121 (VSI 08005).
Programme 3: Sugarcane Genetic Resources, Collection, Evaluation, Characterization and Utilization
1.3.1 Establishment of sugarcane hybridization garden, maintanace and evaluation
Germplasm collection, maintenance and evaluation
1.3.2 Cytogenetics studies in distant hybrids of sugarcane.
1.3.3 Utilization of interspecific hybrids involving different species of Saccharum
1.3.5 Utilization of Saccharum related genera i.e. Erianthus for identifying high fibre and high bio-mass genotypes.
MEDIUM TERM PROJECT
Programme 2: All India Co-ordinated Research Project (AICRP)
1.2.1. Fluff Supply programme
1.2.1. Hybridization & fluff processing for seedling raising
(at SBI, Coimbatore and DHG, Agali)
1.2.2.a.i Initial Varietal Trial
1.1.2.a.ii Advanced Varietal Trial-I Plant
1.1.2.a.iii Advanced Varietal Trial-II Plant
1.1.2.a.iv Advanced Varietal Trial-I Plant- Ratoon
1.2.2.i Multiplication of ZVT entries
SHORT TERM PROJECT
(Locations- VSI, Pune; CSRS, Padegaon; RS & JRS, Kolhapur; SRS, Pravaranagar; SRS, Basmatnagar; SRS, Akola)
1.1.6.a.i MLT- Adsali I Plant (New Set)
1.1.6.b.i MLT -Pre-season I Plant (New Set)
1.1.6.c.i MLT-Suru I Plant (New Set)
1.6.d: Title: Multi-location Trials (at selected sugar factories)
1.6.d.i: Title: MLT- Suru- II Plant-VSI, Pune and locations
1.6.d.ii: Title: MLT- Suru- I Plant-Ratoon-VSI, Pune and locations
Programme 4: Screening of sugarcane genotypes for drought and salinity tolerance
Project 1.4.1.a.i: Screening of sugarcane genotypes for drought tolerance (Plant- I) (ICAR)
Project 1.4.1.a.ii: Screening of sugarcane genotypes for drought tolerance (Plant-II)
Project 1.4.1.a.iii: Screening of sugarcane genotypes for drought tolerance (Ratoon) (ICAR)
Project 1.4.1.b.i Title: Screening of sugarcane genotypes for salinity tolerance II Plant
Project 1.4.1.b.i Title: Screening of sugarcane genotypes for salinity tolerance -Ratoon