27-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Development of high yielding maize hybrids for different ecologies

Title of project: Development of high yielding maize hybrids for different ecologies
Project funding: Institute

Objective:

  1. To develop and evaluate productive inbred lines for desirable traits
  2. To develop cross combinations among inbreds using suitable mating designs
  3. To identify superior hybrid(s) for different regions

Project team: PI: Bhupender Kumar; Co-PIs: S.B. Singh, K.S.Hooda, Ramesh Kumar, Chikkappa G.K., Vishal Singh, Yatish & Ravikeshvan R
Duration: 2014-2019

Major achievements:

  • Developed six single cross hybrids in maize (DMRH1301, DMRH1308, DMRH1305, DMRHP1402, IMHB1539 & IMHB1532) which were released and notified through CVRC for cultivation in different parts of the country (Plate 3).
  • Developed and registered one unique inbred lines such as DML339 tolerant to charcoal rot disease in normal genetic background
  • Three more hybrids have been identified for release during April 2019 by VIC
  • Total 87 new inbred lines have been developed and evaluated for various useful traits and submitted at NBPGR and received IC numbers for all.
  • Established the genetics and developed the RILs mapping populations for MLB resistance in tropical maize germplasm and identified sources of resistance/tolerant for MLB, TLB and charcoal rot diseases

Plate 3. Selected hybrids released and notified for cultivation in different ecologies of the country