Project 1: Development of superior hybrids and varieties for productivity, quality and stress resistance (Principal Investigator: Dr. Subodh Joshi)
|Sub-project 1: Crop: Tomato|
|Sub-project 2: Crop: Brinjal|
|Sub-project 3: Crop: Chilli|
|Sub-project 4: Crop: Onion|
|Sub-project 5: Crop: Cauliflower and Carrot|
|Sub-project 6: Crop: Cucumber, Luffa & Bitter gourd|
|Sub-project 7: Crop: Okra|
|Sub-project 8: Crop: Garden pea|
- To develop varieties and hybrids for higher productivity, quality and resistance to stresses.
- To maintain parental lines of hybrids and varieties.
- To develop efficient and profitable methods of hybrid seed production.
- To identify and utilize resistance sources for managing abiotic and biotic stresses.
- Evaluation of promising resistant selections and F1 hybrids for their potentiality in different agro-ecological regions.
- To develop varieties and hybrids suitable for high nutrition, processing, value addition and export.
- Superior hybrids and varieties will be available for commercial cultivation and may ensure better adaptability to changing environment.
- Resistant/tolerant varieties and hybrids will be most suitable for stress prone areas which will reduce the use of pesticides and protect the environment and health.
- The resistant/tolerant varieties and hybrids will fit in organic vegetable farming and off-season cultivation.
- Developed varieties and hybrids will enhance nutritional security, suitability for processing, value addition and export potential which will increase growers' income and employment opportunities.
Project 2: Molecular breeding of vegetable crops (Principal Investigator: Dr. Pritam Kalia)
|Sub-project 1: Crop: Cucurbits|
|Sub-project 2: Crop: Cole Crops and Carrot|
|Sub-project 3: Crop: Solanaceous Crops|
- To assess genetic diversity of the core collections of different vegetable crops based on morphological and molecular markers.
- To fingerprint IARI released varieties, parental lines of the hybrids and resistant sources against stresses through DNA markers and hybridity test.
- To work out phylogenetic relationship based on cytological and molecular markers.
- To develop linkage map and tagging of genes of interest for the economic traits in selected vegetable crops.
- Trait mapping, parental selection and diversity analysis will be facilitated with the use of DNA markers.
- DNA fingerprinting for correct identification of vegetable cultivars, parental lines and hybrids.
- Phylogenetic relationship of selected vegetables will be revealed using molecular markers.
Project 3: Development of superior varieties of indigenous and underutilised vegetables (Principal Investigator: Dr. Raj Kumar)
|Sub-project 1: Crop: Leguminous vegetables|
|Sub-project 2: Crop: Cucurbitaceous vegetables|
|Sub-project 3: Crop: Leafy vegetables|
|Sub-project 4: Crop: Solanaceous vegetables|
- Collection, characterization, documentation, evaluation, maintenance and improvement of germplasm of legumes, cucurbitaceous, solanaceous and leafy vegetables from different agro-climatic zones of the country.
- Screening of collected vegetable crops for desirable horticultural traits including quality and stress resistance.
- Release of elite material, their multiplication and utilization for commercial exploitation.
- The improved genotypes/varieties will be made available for commercial cultivation in different agro-climatic zones.
- It will add to diversification, ensure nutritional security and also to improve the economic conditions of the growers.