Year Significant achievements
1931-32 The sub-station on a five year basis was started at Karnal w.e.r 1.4.1932 with the funds sanctioned by the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research. Mr. G.V. James was the first In-Charge of the station and he succeeded in germinating the sugarcane fluff at Karnal. The first batch of seedlings were planted
  • Co 285 a resistant clone to drought, frost and Pyrilla was identified
  • Co 205, Co 326, Co 341, Co 318 and Co 321 were identified as suitable for 'Barani' conditions
  • Co 312 was found to be best suited for unirrigated conditions along with Co 341 and Co 356.
  • CoK 26 was released and occupies large tracts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh
  • CoK 30 was released for areas under Punjab and Central Uttar Pradesh
  • The Indian Sugarcane Committee started funding the Station in 1945-46
  • CoK 32 was released and established in large parts of South Bihar
  • CoK 41 was released to sugarcane research stations in Punjab, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
  • 200 new Co canes (Co 62230 to Co 62429) were released for testing
  • Co 62399 was released and occupied large parts of Uttar Pradesh
  • 43 Co canes numbering from Co 6321 to Co 6334; Co 6416 to Co 6425; Co 6514-6525; Co 6612-6618 were released for testing
  • B 37172, a Barbados variety was identified to be a quality cane among exotic clones along with NCo 310 and CP44-101
  • Co 1148 was identified as a better yielder followed by Co 975 and B 37172
  • A mutant of Co 997 (Co 997M) which was free from natural incidence of red rot was released
  • Co 62385, Co 6516, Co 6603 and Co 6710 as mid-late and Co 6603 as early were identified
  • Co 6807 and Co 6907 were found promising early types, and Co 62433 and Co 62385 as mid-late varieties.
  • Co 6904, Co 6906 and Co 6914 were released for high yield and better juice quality
  • The clone N65011 selected from this centre was released as Co 7717. It had high yield (104 t/ha), tolerant to top borer and stem borer.
  • Evaluation of germplasm of S. officinarum was started
  • Co 775GC was identified as a good general combiner
  • Raising seedlings and progeny evaluation was restarted to cater to the needs of North Western Zone
  • Work on evaluation of inter-specific (ISH) and inter-generic (IGH) hybrids was initiated to identify potential donors
  • Co 89003, an early clone was recommended for commercial cultivation in Punjab
  • A database on ISH clones was published
  • Work on better ratoonability during winter months of North India was initiated
  • Co 89003 released by the Central Varietal Release Committee was recommended for commercial cultivation in Haryana
  • The Institute-Industry interface programme was initiated
  • Co 98014 was recommended for commercial cultivation in Punjab
  • A database on winter ratoonability of sugarcane clones was published
  • The Central Varietal Release Committee released Co 98014 (Karan 1) as an early variety.
  • Release of 2 new varieties Co 0118 and Co 0238 by the Central Varietal Release Committee for North West Zone


Mobile-App "Cane Adviser" on Sugarcane for Cane growers and millers launched.

" Certificates of Variety Registration (Co 0118,Co 0237,Co 0403,Co 05011) ”

" Plant Variety Registration - Varieities registered ”

''Vacany Announcements ”

''भा.कृ.अनु.प - गन्ना प्रजनन संस्थान क्षेत्रीय केन्द्र , करनाल - कार्यवाही विवरण।/ सारांश ”

Mobile-App "Cane Adviser" on Sugarcane for Cane growers and millers developed.

''Participants List - Model Training Course 2018”

National seminar on “ Hundred years of sweet revolution in India : Co 205 to Co 0238”

Twenty new sugarcane varieties undergoing field trials

UP becomes largest sugarcane producer with 87 lakh tonnes sugar

Dr.Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI felicitated for his contributions in improving farmers’ income and sugar recovery through the variety Co 0238.

UP Sugar Output hits all-time record

Ganne Ki Kheti Mein Ab to 38-38 Ho Ri

Sugarcane farmers opt for drought-tolerant varieties

Sugarcane Breeding Institute gets award for two predominant varieties

Sugarcane Breeding Institute's two cane varieties recognised

" The Wonder Variety Co 0238 was evolved under the leadership of Dr.Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI at Regional center,Karnal is doing wonders in subtropical India (UP)."

"Ganna Prakash - Hindi magazine"

"Success story (100tons/acre) YLD free Co 86032"

Advisories to mitigate the impact of drought in sugarcane

Yield potential of Co 0238 in UP(Source: Hindustan, Lucknow)

Release of New publication

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