Provision of Additional Research Facilities for Development of Heat Resilient Maize Hybrids at Maize & Millets Research Institute

Name of the Project

Provision of Additional Research Facilities for Development of Heat Resilient Maize Hybrids at Maize & Millets Research Institute

Objectives

  • Development and screening of 500 local inbred lines against high temperature (above  40 °C)
  • Constitution of 400 hybrids using heat resilient maize inbred lines
  • Screening of new hybrids against heat stress and diseases in yield trials
  • Evaluation of promising hybrids versus multinational hybrids in research cum demonstration trials
  • Standardization of maize hybrid seed production technology

Duration

2015-16 to 2019-2020

Total Cost

Rs. 48.00 million