Department of Crop Improvement

Department of Crop Improvement involves in teaching plant breeding and genetics of crops, developing new plant cultivars through hybridization and tissue culture, seed physiology, biology and pathology related to seed dormancy, germination, development, maturation, quality and deterioration.

Ernest Byrd
Free

Disciplines :

  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Seed science and Technology

Instructional Units:

  • Tissue Culture Unit.

Hands on Training :

  • Dissection and evaluation of floral parts in various crops and breeding techniques.
  • Emasculation, crossing and selfing techniques for agricultural and horticultural crops.
  • DNA isolation and MAS (Marker Assisted Selection).
  • Seed germination, seed treatment methods, dormancy breaking methods, vigour & viability test.
  • Estimation of photosynthetic pigments and identification of nutritional deficiencies.
  • Assessment of abiotic stress related parameters.

"This institute believes in enabling farming communities to bring about significant changes in their lives by themselves."