30-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Breeding for high yielding and better-quality fodder cultivars in maize

Title of project: Breeding for high yielding and better-quality fodder cultivars in maize

Objective:

  • To evaluate the maize germplasm and wild species for fodder- yield and-quality related traits
  • To develop cultivars for quality fodder and silage
  • To optimize planting methodology and harvesting stage to maximize the fodder production
  • To evaluate the promising maize germplasm for hydroponics based green fodder production

Project team:
Yathish K R, Pardeep Kumar, A.K. Singh, J.S. Lamba, M.M. Das and Deep Mohan

Major achievements:

  • 9 Landraces with superior green fodder yield over African Tall (check) were identified
  • Inbred lines and two composites were crossed with Zea parviglumis and Zea mexicana for multi-tillering lines