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Project 1: Breeding of fruit crops for horticultural traits, improved yield and fruit quality

Sub-project 1: Development of mango variety(ies) for desirable horticultural traits, improved yield and fruit quality

Project Associates

Name

Designation

Division

Dr. A. K. Singh

Head

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. A. K. Dubey,

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Sh. S. K. Bhagat,

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Manish Srivastav,

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr.Shruti Sethi

Scientist

Post Harvest Technology

Sh. R.P. Sharma

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Objectives

  • Development of mango variety(ies) with improved yield and quality for domestic and overseas markets (Red peel colour, regularity, short stature, shelf-life and malformation).
  • Collection of germplasm from different agro-climatic regions and their evaluation.

 

Sub-project 2: Development of citrus variety(ies) for horticultural traits, improved yield and fruit quality

Name

Designation

Division

Dr. A. K. Dubey,

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Manish Srivastav

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. O. P. Awasthi

Principal Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. M.K.Verma

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr,(Mrs.) Nimisha Sharma

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Charanjit Kaur

Principal Scientist

Post Harvest Technology

Sh R.P. Sharma

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. S.P. Singh

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Sh.Shishpal Singh

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Objectives

  • To identify citrus varieties having improved yield with less number of seeds, higher juice content and better quality.
  • Identification of lime/lemon genotype(s) suitable for summer months under north Indian conditions.
  • Development of rootstock(s) through breeding for salt tolerance in citrus.
  • Evaluation and utilization of natural and induced mutant for seedlessness and quality traits.
  • Molecular analysis of selected promising mutants.

 

Sub-project 3: Improvement of grape for seedlessness, extra earliness and improved fruit quality.

Name

Designation

Division

Dr. S.K. Singh,

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. M. K. Verma

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Jai Prakash

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr.(Mrs).Rama S Talluri

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Charanjit Kaur,

Principal Scientist

Post Harvest Technology

Sh. Surender Pal

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Laxman Singh

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Objectives

  • To evolve extra early, seedless cultivar(s) with improved berry quality.
  • Collection and evaluation of germplasm from different agro-climatic regions for different
  • intended use.
  • Breeding for muscadania grape for higher nutraceticals.

 

Sub-project 4: Improvement of guava for yield, quality and processing traits.

Name

Designation

Division

Dr. A. Nagaraja

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Sh. S. K. Bhagat

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr Amit Kumar Goswami

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Sh. Surinder Choudhary

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Objectives

  • To collect and evaluate the germplasm for improved yield and fruit quality.
  • To identify superior clones with processing traits (red pulp and less number of soft seeds).

 

Sub-project 5: Molecular characterization, improvement and in vitro propagation of fruit crops.

Name

Designation

Division

Dr. A.K. Singh

Head

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. S. K. Singh

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Manish Srivastav,

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr.(Mrs.) Nimisha Sharma

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. N. K. Singh,

Principal Scientist

NRCPB

Dr. R. C. Bhatacharya,

Senior Scientist

NRCPB

Dr. Rakesh Singh

Senior Scientist

NPBGR

Sh .Surender Pal

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Objectives

  • Diversity analysis and ascertaining phylogenetic relationships in mango and citrus.
  • Development of DNA fingerprints of developed/released varieties of mango.
  • In vitro culture and regeneration systems in mango and grape genotypes.
  • To develop desired genotype(s) through embryo rescue in mango and grape.

 

Sub-project 6: Breeding papaya for early maturing and desirable traits.

Name

Designation

Division

Dr Jai Prakash

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. A K Goswami

Scientist (S.G)

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. (Mrs) Rama Srinivas Talluri

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Kanhaiya Singh

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Charanjeet Kaur

Principal Scientist

Post Harvest Technology

Dr. Anjali Anand

Senior Scientist

Plant Physiology

Dr. D. B. Ahuja

Senior Scientist

NCIPM

Objectives

  • To screen germplasm for early flowering, fruit maturity and quality.
  • To evolve precocious, dwarf papaya lines with better fruit quality traits.
  • To develop medium-sized fruit and frost tolerance variety(ies) in papaya.

Expected Outcome

  • Requirements of a good cultivar involve traits like dwarfness, precocity, profuse and regular bearing, attractive, good sized and quality fruit, absence of physiological disorders, disease and pest tolerance, improved shelf-life etc.
  • Newly developed /selected hybrids/cultivars will boost commercial fruit cultivation due to earliness, regular bearing, improved fruit quality, suitable for trade.
  • Use of biotechnological tools will assist conventional breeding approaches for selection of parents and diversity analysis.

 

Project 2: Developing technologies for increasing productivity and improving quality of fruit crops

Sub-project 1: Identification of dwarf and salt tolerant rootstock(s) in mango and citrus.

Project Associates

Name

Designation

Division

Dr. O. P. Awasthi

Principal Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Jai Prakash

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. A. K. Dubey,

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr Amit Kumar Goswami

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Madan Pal Singh

Senior Scientist

Plant Physiology

Dr. R. N. Pandey,

Principal Scientist

SS&AC

Dr. Anil Dahuja

Senior Scientist

Biochemistry

Sh. R.P. Sharma

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Objectives

  • Assessment of vigour, yield and quality of commercially important mango and grapefruit varieties on different rootstocks.
  • To identify salt tolerant rootstock(s) in mango and citrus.
  • To develop technologies for mitigating salt stress in citrus and mango.

 

Sub-project 2: Evolving technologies to improve productivity in fruit crops through nutritional and physiological means.

Name

Designation

Division

Dr. M.K.Verma

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. O. P. Awasthi

Principal Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr Deep Kishore

Principal Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Kanhaiya Singh

Senior Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. (Mrs.)Lata

Principal Scientist

Microbiology

Dr. S. P. Datta

Principal Scientist

SS &AC

Dr. Ram Asrey

Senior Scientist

Post Harvest Technology

Dr. (Mrs.)Renu Pandey

Scientist

Plant Physiology

Dr. Madan Pal Singh

Senior Scientist

Plant Physiology

Dr. (Mrs.)Charanjeet Kaur

Principal Scientist

Post Harvest Technology

Sh. J.S. Dabas

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Laxman Singh

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. S.P. Singh

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture


Objectives

  • To find out the interactions between rhizosphere and nutrients dynamics as influenced by fertilizer applications.
  • To develop integrated nutrient management schedules for improving productivity and quality in fruit crops.
  • To determine the effect of organic inputs and osmotic stress on plant nutrient acquisition, physiological and biochemical changes.
  • Standardization of training system.
  • Enhancement of berry size and fruit quality through use of growth regulators in grape.

 

Sub-project 3: Development of strategies for management of mango malformation

Name

Designation

Division

Dr. (Mrs.) K. Usha

Principal Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. A.Nagaraja

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. Archana Sachdev

Principal Scientist

Biochemistry

Dr. Pratibha Sharma

Principal Scientist

Plant Pathology

Dr. Robin Gogoi

Principal Scientist

Plant Pathology

Sh. Surinder Chaudhary

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Objectives

  • Survey, identify and collect mango malformation resistant genotype(s).
  • To identify morphological, biochemical and physiological marker(s) associated with mango malformation.
  • To study the efficacy of different chemicals for controlling mango malformation.
  • Refinement of brewed tea based management practices to control mango malformation.

 

Sub-project 4: Identification of dwarfing and wilt tolerant rootstock(s) in guava.

Name

Designation

Division

Sh. S. K. Bhagat

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. (Mrs.) K. Usha,

Principal Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Dr. A. Nagaraja

Scientist

Fruits and Horticulture

Sh.Surinder Choudhary

Technical officer

Fruits and Horticulture

Objectives

  • Evaluation of rootstocks, their compatibility with popular varieties.
  • Identification of dwarfing and/or wilt tolerant rootstock(s) in guava.

Expected Outcome

  • Rootstock studies in mango and citrus for compatibility and salt tolerance would help in improving productivity in salt affected areas
  • Development of mango malformation management strategies would improve the production of mango grown in northern parts of India
  • Identification of suitable wilt resistant and compatible rootstocks for guava will increase the area and also the prodcutivity.
  • The efficient nutrient management involving inorganic, organic and biofertilisers would help the farmers in judicious nutrient management.
  • Development of suitable technology will lead to enhance the productivity of quality grapes under North Indian Plains.