Recent Achievements - Microbiology, Soil Science

Microorganisms for ethanol production from sugarcane biomass

  • From decaying fruits, vegetables, toddy samples and lignocellulose feeding insects and their frass material 35 isolates of yeast were identified. The qualitative ethanol producing ability of these yeast cultures utilizing glucose, sucrose and xylose were carried out. Presence of ethanol in the culture was analyzed using gas chromatograph. Four cultures were identified as ethanol producers from glucose, sucrose and xylose.
  • Evaluation of anti-oxidants in sugarcane germplasm has been initiated for exploitation of commercial extraction. High amount of catechins, quercetin, syringic acid and flavones were observed in the nine red fleshed Saccharum robustum clones studied using HPLC. Eight major active antioxidant compounds were observed in the clones through TLC fractionation.


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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