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Dr. R. M. Shanthi

Dr.R.M.Shanthi

Current Areas of Research

  • Breeding sugarcane varieties for tropics
  • Development of breeding stocks with very high juice sucrose content in sugarcane

Scientific Achievements

  • SCGS 00-0402, a pre-breeding stock identified as a source for early high sugar content coupled with high commercial cane sugar per cent and juice purity has been registered with the Plant Germplasm Registration Committee of National Bureau Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi.
  • Associated in the development of six sugarcane varieties viz., Co 94008, Co 99004, Co 2001-13, Co 2001-15, Co 0218 and Co 0403 for commercial cultivation in the Peninsular India.
  • Associated in the registration of four sugarcane cultivars viz., Co 91002, Co 92002, Co 93009 and Co 99006 with Plant Germplasm Registration Committee of NBPGR.
  • Ten high sucrose clones were assigned Co status – Co 07002, Co 07009, Co 07019, Co 07020, Co 08006, Co 08021, Co 08022 and Co 09007, Co 2010-04, Co 2010-12.
  • Associated in genetic base broadening programme involving improved germplasm of S.officinarum, S.spontaneum and S.robustum. Seven Cocanes viz., Co 07004, Co 07010, Co 07011, Co 07017, Co 07032, Co 2010-13, Co 2012-12 and genetic stocks for high biomass, red rot resistance were identified.
  • Membership in professional bodies

    1. Life member - The Society for Sugarcane Research and Development, Coimbatore.
    2. Life member - The Indian Society of Plant Breeders, Coimbatore.
    3. Life member – The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant breeding, New Delhi.
    Number of National and International publications:
    1. Publications in refereed journals – 18
    2. Conference Proceedings – 32
    3. Book Chapter - 1
    4. Training Manuals – 11
    5. Technical articles/popular articles – 10
    6. Compilations - 10

    Awards and recognitions: (click this link)

    To contact Dr.R.M.Shanthi

    Phone: Office: 0422-2476260 Extn:251
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    Mobile : 91-9994889407

    Address for correspondence:

    Dr.R.M. Shanthi,
    Principal Scientist,
    Division of Crop Improvement,
    Sugarcane Breeding Institute, (ICAR),
    Coimbatore 641007- India.

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RECENT NEWS

''ICAR-SBI, Conduct of State Level Training course on 'Recent advances in sugarcane cultivation for increased productivity' under National Food Security Mission - For field level functionaries from Sugar Mills of Tamil Nadu”

''ICAR-SBI, Conduct of State Level Training course on 'Recent advances in sugarcane cultivation for increased productivity' under National Food Security Mission - For Agricultu/al Officers / Agricultural Assistant / other Field level functionaries of Department of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu. ”

''ICAR-SBI, Vigilance Awareness Week Activities Photos”

''Golden Jubilee Sugarcane R&D Workshop of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry held on 23rd October, 2019”

''High-Yield variety: For the man behind Uttar Pradesh’s sugarcane revolution, south is a sweet spot ”

"Online version of Journal of Sugarcane Research- Launched

AWARDS RECEIVED BY ICAR-SUGARCANE BREEDING INSTITUTE AT ICAR 91st FOUNDATION DAY CEREMONY ON 16.07.2019

SUGARCANE SETTLING TRANSPLANTING TECHNOLOGY BOOKLET

" SUGARCANE VARIETY CO 12029 (KARAN 13) RELEASED "

"UP STATE- MANAGEMENT OF RED ROT IN CO 0238 "

"TAMIL NADU TO GET NEW HIGH YIELDING CANE VARIETY SOON"

"LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD "

"Detailed Annual Training Plan ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute 2019-20"

"Hands on training on sugarcane cultivation and liquid jaggery preparation for entrepreneurial development "

गन्ने ने किसानों को बनाया आत्मनिर्भर : बक्शी राम (Source: जागरण संवाददाता, करनाल)"

World Soil Day was celebrated on 05.12.2018 in a farmer’s field at Vairamangam, Erode District."

"Updated Advisory for fall armyworm attack in sugarcane"

DG, ICAR inaugurates the XII ISSCT International Workshop at Coimbatore

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 ”

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

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