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 All India Crop Improvement Project

(Rapeseed-Mustard)

College of Agriculture, Nagpur

 

1.   About Project  

2.   Faculty Information

3.   Agro Climatic Information

4.   Infrastructure Facilities

5.   Mandate

6.   Research Activities and Research Achievements

7.   Research Recommendations

8.   Contact Information

 

About Project

 

The research work in mustard was initiated in Botany Department of College of Agriculture, Nagpur in 1993. The main objective was to evolve the genotypes suited to non-traditional area of Vidarbha region. All India Crop Improvement Project had  a sub centre sanctioned at Nagpur, in the XI five year plan with a post of Junior Breeder, Junior Agronomist and Two Technical Assistants. The Scheme became operational from July 2009.

          The Scheme was sanctioned with the objective of  horizontal increase in mustard in non-traditional areas of Maharashtra . Farmers of Maharashtra do not grow mustard as a sole crop on a larger area. Mustard can be a good alternative crop for other traditional crops like wheat , since mustard  requires less irrigation as compared to wheat. With the introduction of soybean as a major kharif crop in Vidarbha , mustard may fit well in cropping system as second crop in rabi after soybean.

 

Agro Climatic Information

 

The environmental conditions in Maharashtra are favorable for growing mustard. Since the temperature during winter ranges from 10 -150C to 25-300C from October to Feb./ March. After March there is drastic increase in temperature. So the early maturing varieties are desirable. 

 

Infrastructure Facilities

 

        Research on Mustard is conducted at E.A.D farm and at Shankar nagar farm of College of Agriculture, Nagpur .

 

Mandate and objectives

 

1.   Mustard Breeding

a)    Development of varieties with early maturity for non-traditional areas.

b)    Development of high yielding and high oil content varieties for non-traditional areas.

c)    Development of varieties resistant to powdery mildew and screening of breeding material to powdery mildew .

1.     Mustard Agronomy

a)    Development of most beneficial intercropping system with wheat, chickpea and  linseed .

b)    Development of suitable cropping system involving mustard using rice fallow  system .

2.      Mustard Pathology

a)    Screening of mustard genotypes for powdery mildew .

 

Research Activities

 

Ongoing Breeding programmes

Major areas of ongoing programme

 

 The current research program me on mustard is going on following   aspects:-

    a] Germplasm collection, evaluation and utilization in breeding  programme.

    b] Breeding for high yield and oil content

    c] Breeding for earliness

    d]  Evaluation of newly developed lines in station trial and at multilocation in  Vidarbha  region of Maharashtra

 

Research Achievements

 

 

Release:

An alternative Variety to Pusabold was released by this centre in Joint-Agresco of Maharashtra Agriculture University held at Parbhani during June 2005 by the name ACN-9 (Shatabdi).  This variety was notified in the year  2007 

The salient features of this variety are

1)    Earliness Early than pusa bold by 8 days.

2)    Plant height   ACN-9 (129  cm)  & Pusa bold  (149 cm) & can tolerate lodging.

ACN-9 has 7.2 % increased seed yield & oil yield over Pusa bold.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

    Mustard Breeder

    AICRP on Mustard

    Near Horticulture Section,

    College of Agriculture,

    Nagpur - 440001

    Phone: 0712-2541245

 

 

Faculty Information

 

Scientists - AICRP  Mustard, Nagpur

 

Sr. No

Photo

Name

Designation

Qualifi-cation

Speciali-zation

Experi-ence

Field of Interest

1

 

Prof. Beena Nair

Junior Mustard Breeder

M.Sc

Genetics & Plant

Breeding

14 years

Mustard Breeding

2

Dr. D. D. Mankar

Junior Mustard Agronomist

M.Sc,

Ph.D

Agronomy

5 Years

Soil water manage-ment

 

 

Prof. Beena M. Nair

Name

Prof. Beena M Nair

Station/Scheme

AICRP for Rapeseed-Mustard

Designation

Junior Mustard Breeder

Qualification

M.Sc (Genetics & Plant Breeding)

Experience

14 Years

Specialization

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Discipline

Agril. Botany

Joining Date

16.12.1996

Awards

Nil

 

Books Published

Nil

 

Research Papers

36

 

Personal Details

 

 

Date of Birth

30.3.1968

 

Address

Vindhya House, WHC Road, Bajaj Nagar, Nagpur

 

Phone No

0712-2232339

 

Mobile No

9422811384

 

Email ID

beenanair2007@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. D.D. Mankar

Name

Prof. D.D. Mankar

Station/Scheme

AICRP for Rapeseed-Mustard

Designation

Junior Mustard Agronomist

Qualification

M.Sc , Ph.D

Experience

5 Years

Specialization

Soil water management

Discipline

Agronomy

Joining Date

27.09.2005

Awards

--

 

Books Published

---

 

Research Papers

09

 

Personal Details

 

 

Date of Birth

7.06.1965

 

Address

34, Umang Society, Narendra Nagar, Nagpur

 

Phone No

9421818112

 

Mobile No

9421818112

 

Email ID

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Agri.Marketing Network, Govt. of India

 

 

 

 

 

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