Crop Diversification through Soybean and Sesame Adaptability Studies under Changing Climate

Name of the Project

Crop Diversification through Soybean and Sesame Adaptability Studies under Changing Climate

Objectives

  • Identification of Soybean genotypes against high temperature stress.
  • Identification of Sesame genotypes against Charcoal rot.
  • Hybridization to create genetic variability for the selection of suitable recombinants.
  • Evaluation of advance lines in different agro-climatic conditions of Punjab.
  • Production of pre-basic seed for Soybean & Sesame approved varieties.
  • Sowing of demonstration plots in different Agro-ecological zones in Punjab, for dissemination of production technology among farmers. 
  • Arrangement of fair and exhibitions/farmer days to promote Soybean & Sesame.
  • Development of Soybean & Sesame high yielding strains with better adaptability

Duration

5 years (Commenced on 01.07.2017)

Total Cost

Rs.31.656 million