30-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

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Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Long-term conservation agriculture impact on microbiome and soil health indicators for resource efficiency and resilience in maize systems

Title of project: Long-term conservation agriculture impact on microbiome and soil health indicators for resource efficiency and resilience in maize systems
Funding agency: ICAR-National Agriculture Science Fund, New Delhi
Total approved cost of the project: Rs 182 lakh

Objective:

  • Quantify GHG mitigation potential, carbon dynamics & soil physical health and their relationship with crop yields and resource efficiency under long-term conservation agriculture in maize systems
  • Understand, quantify and establish whole microbiome composition & soil fauna responsible for increased yield under long-term conservation agriculture in maize systems
  • Quantify pathogens and pest dynamics in maize based cropping systems under long-term CA in maize systems
  • Harnessing the maize microbial communities of CA for their potentiality to mitigate stresses and improving resource use efficiency in maize.

Project team: Drs. Bhupender Kumar and Suby SB (IIMR), Aundy Kumar, Robin Gogoi, C.M. Parihar and V. Govindaswamy (IARI), K. Rao and Rakesh Kumar (ICARER)
Major achievements: Started in November 2018