Sugarcane Breeding Institute

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Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore has been one of the pioneering breeding institutes of the world which aims at evolving superior varieties of sugarcane to cater to the needs of the various agro climatic zones in the country. The Institute has successfully evolved various superior varieties of sugarcane, thus elevating the status of India from a sugar importer to the largest producer of sugar in the world today. Besides being the repository of the largest collection of sugarcane germplasm in the world, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore have also made commendable contributions to the areas of crop production and crop protection researches in India.

Research Areas of Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore

  • Breeding of superior sugarcane varieties/genotypes with improved cane yield, equality and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Basic and strategic researches for improvement the variety of sugarcane.
  • Sugarcane germplasm : collection, maintenance, evaluation, documentation and utilization.
  • Improvement of yield potential of promising sugarcane varieites by agronomic practices under different environment and input conditions.
  • Physiological investigations on growth, productivity and flowering in sugarcane.
  • Studies on sugarcane chemistry, maturity, juice / jaggery quality, pre/post harvest technology and technological parameters.
  • Studies on the effect of certain soil conditions and fertilizers on nutrient uptake, yield and equality of sugarcane.
  • Studies on host pathogen relationship and management of red rot disease of sugarcane.
  • Management of red rot diseases of sugarcane.
  • Development of technologies to evolve IPM packages for sugarcane pests.
  • Development of statistical models/methods.
  • Development of integrated approaches for the management of nematode communities for sustainable sugarcane production.
  • Transfer of technologies.
  • Studies in the diffusion and adoption of sugarcane technologies.
  • Organizing transfer of technology programs.

Programs offered at Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore

  • M.Sc Sugarcane Technology.
  • International training course on genetic improvement of sugarcane for use as food, fuel and fiber.
  • Various Training courses.

Admissions and Eligibility at Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore

  • Admissions to the 2 year M.Sc Sugarcane Technology is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or any field of Biology.
  • Admissions to the two weeks International training course on genetic improvement of sugarcane for use as food, fuel and fiber is open to candidates having Bachelor's or higher level degree, preferably in Agriculture. Personnel of sugarcane research institutions and industry are also eligible to join the program.

Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore - 641 007, Tamil Nadu, India.
Telephone: +91-422-2472621

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