भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

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Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Development of maize hybrids for eastern India

Title of project: Development of maize hybrids for eastern India
Project funding: Institute

  1. To develop and identify productive inbred lines of medium and late maturity duration.
  2. To develop and identify high yielding single cross maize hybrids suitable for eastern India.

Project team:

S.No. Name, designation and discipline Status
1 Dr. Shyam Bir Singh, Pr. Scientist, RMR&SPC, Begusarai PI
2 Dr. Avinash Singode, Scientist, (Plant Breeding ) DMR Unit PAU Ludhiana Co-PI
3 Dr. Ganpati Mukri, Scientist,(Plant Breeding ), IIMR,  PAU Campus Co-PI
4 Mr. Yathish K. R. Scientist (Genetics), WNC (ICAR-IIMR), Hyderabad Co-PI
5 Dr. N. Sunil, Pr. Scientist (Plant Breeding), WNC (ICAR-IIMR), Hyderabad (left on 30-06-2016) Co-PI
6 Dr. Krishan Kumar, Scientist (Pl. Biotechnology), IIMR Unit, New Delhi (joined on 01-06-2016). Co-PI
7 Mr. Praveen Bagaria, Scientist (Pl. Pathology) IIMR, Ludhiana Co-PI
8 Dr. Chikappa C.G. Scientist, (Plant Breeding), IIMR  Unit, New Delhi Co-PI
9 Dr. B. S. Jat, Scientist (Plant Breeding), IIMR, Ludhiana Co-PI
10 Dr. Bhupender Kumar, Scientist (Plant Breeding), IIMR  Unit, New Delhi Co-PI
11 Mr. Santosh Kumar, scientist (Plant Breeding),  RMR&SPC, Begusarai Co-PI

Major achievements: – in bullets with 3-5 photos

  • 1460 new inbred lines/segregating lines were developed.
  • 1683 inbred lines/segregating lines including 13 released inbred, 1460 newly developed, 83 white lines and 139 other lines were maintained.
  • Among the newly developed inbred lines 220 inbred lines were identified as high yielding (3.0-4.0 t/ha) for rabi season.
  • Nearly 3500 test crosses were developed during the project period and best 100 cross combinations were identified for multilocation testing.
  • 41 inbred lines were identified as resistant source against TLB.
  • On the basis of two years (rabi 2017-18- & 2018-19) multilocation evaluation of 32 new hybrid combinations, two hybrids IMHSB-19R-1 and IMHSB-19R-2 were identified and submitted for state varietal evaluation trial.
  • Nine hybrid entries (IMHBG-17R-3, IMHBG-17R-4, IMHBG-17R-5, IMHBG-17R-8,
  • IMHBG-17R-9 IMHBG-17R-14 IMHBG-17R-16 IMHBG-17R-17 and IMHBG-17R-19) promoted from NIVT (Rabi-2017-18) to AVT-I (Rabi-2018-19).
  • One hybrid entries (IMHBG-17K-5) promoted from AVT-1 (Kharif-2018) to AVT-II (Kharif 2019) for Zone –I.
  • Two hybrids entries (IMHBG-18K-13 and IMHBG-18K-14) were promoted from NIVT (Rabi-2018-19) to AVT-I (Rabi-2019-20) for zone 4 and zone -5 respectively.

Two hybrid entries (IMHSB-18KF-1 and IMHSB-18KF-2) were promoted from IVTM to AVTM-! Under AICRP Forage trial.