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100 Glorious years of Sugarcane Breeding Institute

Friday, 27 January 2012


Centenary Sugarcane Breeders and Pathologists meet held
As part of its centenary celebrations, Sugarcane Breeding Institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research organized a National level Breeders and Pathologists meet on 23.1.12.
            The meeting was organized in collaboration with the All India Coordinated Research Project on Sugarcane and the Society for Sugarcane Research & Development, Coimbatore. Scientists from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Assam, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu participated in this one-day meet and discussed issues relating to:
  1. Breeding strategies for improving productivity and disease resistance
  2. Refining the disease screening methods for more reliable, reproducible results
  3.  Complimenting disease resistance with chemical and biological control methods for      effective management of diseases in sugarcane.

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