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100 Glorious years of Sugarcane Breeding Institute

Thursday, 23 August 2012

National Interactive Workshop

Sugarcane Breeding Institute-Indian Sugar Industry: National Interactive Workshop held 

Padma Bhushan Dr N Mahalingam delivers the "Centenary Lecture"


The Sugarcane Breeding Institute-Indian Sugar Industry: National Interactive Workshop was held at Hotel Residency, Coimbatore during June 26-27, 2012.


The following were the themes of the Workshop:
  •  Sugarcane Improvement: Varieties for the future
  • Ways and means of improving sugarcane productivity:  Problems and prospects
  •  Mechanizing operations and improving Water-use efficiency in sugarcane farming: Needed initiatives
  • Towards a healthy sugarcane crop: Managing diseases & Pests
  •  Innovations in knowledge transfer mechanisms and Policy Initiatives for sustainable sugarcane production: Challenges and opportunities


            About 250 delegates comprising scientists from various research institutions, senior – level functionaries from various sugar factories and allied enterprises from across the country, officers from the Directorates of Sugar & other Cane Development organizations and agri-business representatives participated in the Workshop. 


Exhibition stalls were put up by various agencies viz., Bannari Amman Sugars Ltd., State Bank of India, Trans-Mech systems, Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd., IFFCO / IFFCO-TOKIO, Netafim irrigation, Jain Irrigation and Green field equipment and a display of popular sugarcane varieties was also arranged at the Workshop venue.

A few photos of this Workshop can be found in this link.

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