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Sugarcane Breeding Institute

Sugarcane Breeding Institute
Coimbatore 641007
Tamil Nadu India
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Phone: +91 - 422 - 2472621, 2472986

Sugarcane Breeding Institute was incepted in 1912. The Institute continues to conduct researches related to all aspects sugarcane varietal development. Sugarcane Breeding Institute had so far developed around 2700 Co selections and sent them for evaluation at different Sugarcane Research Stations covering various agro-climatic regions of the country. Co canes bred at Coimbatore along with the varieties selected from the fluff of crosses made at Coimbatore occupy more than 95 per cent of the area under sugarcane in the country. Many Co canes became successful in 28 other countries either as commercial varieties or as very useful parents for developing location specific varieties.

Sugarcane Breeding Institute is functioning as one of the two world repositories of sugarcane germplasm. The Institute also is the repository of the largest collection of sugarcane germplasm in the world, which is being used continuously for the enlargement of the genetic base of future sugarcane varieties and improvement of productivity. In addition to the major role as the source of improved varieties for the nation, commendable contributions have been made in the areas of crop production and crop protection researches also.

The Institute has a sanctioned strength of 90 Scientists, 81 Technical, 42 Administrative personnel and 113 Supporting staff. The research policy of the Institute is formulated in consultation with the Research Advisory Committee, constituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Institute also conducts International Training Course on Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for use as Food, Fuel and Fibre.

Sugarcane Breeding Institute is located 8 km from the Coimbatore Railway Junction and 13 km from the Coimbatore airport.

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