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Genetic Enhancement of Medium Duration Normal Maize Germplasm

the Project
: Genetic Enhancement of Medium Duration Normal Maize Germplasm
: 01.06.2011 to 31.05.2014 [Originally planned till 31.05.2016 but due to streamlining of institute projects, it was merged with other institute project]
Project funding : Institute funded Directorate of Maize Research (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), New Delhi.
Total approved cost of the project : ` 62,84,769=00
Objective : To collect, evaluate, identify and select trait based normal maize germplasmTo develop heterotic groups by using suitable testersTo develop hybrid oriented source germplasm
Project team : Principal Investigator: Dr. Chikkappa G. Karjagi Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. J.C. SekharDr. Bhupender KumarDr. Ramesh KumarDr. K. S. HoodaDr. C. M. PariharDr. Ganapati MukriMr. Abhijit Kumar Das
Major achievements : Based on one season observations 655 germplasm lines were grouped as late (182), medium late (95), medium (165), early medium (69), early (94) and extra early (4) and 46 were white.Generation of yield data of medium duration maize single cross hybrid DHM117 (BH 40625) in the state of Bihar through evaluation under FLDs, station trials at research stations of State Agriculture University by constituting and coordinating yield trial. Thus DHM117 (BH 40625) was approved by 66th Meeting of Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties for Agriculture Crops to extend its area for cultivation in Bihar during both kharif and rabi season thus stand released and notified for the state of Bihar.            Involved in breeding of medium duration maize single cross hybrid, DHM121 (BH41009), which was identified for release for commercial cultivation during kharif season for north eastern plain zone (III) and central western zone (V) comprising different states viz., West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan during 56th Annual Maize Workshop held from April 6-8, 2013 at ANGRAU, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.