ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore at a Glance

The ICAR - Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore (SBI) is one of the oldest Agricultural Research Institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Established in 1912, the Institute had been largely responsible for meeting the sugarcane varietal requirements of the country for the past nine decades with the dual mandate of developing improved sugarcane varieties and also supporting the sugarcane breeding programmes of over 23 Sugarcane Research Stations in the country.


  • ICAR - Sugarcane Breeding Institute is to evolve superior sugarcane varieties and develop crop production and protection technologies suited for different agro-climatic regions of the country to make sugarcane agriculture sustainable, profitable and more efficient in the use of natural resources.
  • Basic and strategic research on crop improvement, production and protection aspects of sugarcane
  • Collection, maintenance, evaluation, documentation and conservation of genetic resources of sugarcane / Saccharum species
  • Dissemination of technologies and capacity building

Success Stories

Sweet Revolution by Sugarcane Varieties of ICAR- SBI

Co 86032 - First Wonder Cane of New Millennium

Co 0238 – A Wonder Variety of Sugarcane: Millions reached and earned

Green and clean sugarcane fields through Micropropagation

Sugarcane Sett Treatment Device for effective delivery of agro-inputs

Sugarcane Juice- Anywhere Any Time

Soil Moisture Indicator Easy to use, simple, helps in deciding when to irrigate

Tractor drawn modified planter for sugarcane settlings

Quality seed production in sugarcane through Farmers’ participation


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