Issues and Strategies:
& registration of traditional quality rices of the State ( 2011-2020)
of resistance to major diseases and insect pests
(c) Marketing of
(2) Development of
Basmati genotypes (2011-2025)
(a) Development of
photo insensitive, early maturing and blast resistant varieties of
of resistance to blast through marker assisted selection and
other molecular breeding techniques
(3) Aerobic rice:
Standardization and validation of aerobic rice technology. (2011-2020)
(4) Development of
drought tolerant varieties of wheat (2011-2025)
water use efficiency in rice-wheat system (2011-2020)
(6) Short duration
varieties of wheat for late planting/contingent planning (2011-25)
of triticale genotypes for feed and fodder
(8) Management of
emerging pests of rice & wheat with indigenous botanicals (2011-
Development//introduction of early maturing, drought & cold tolerant and
blast & bacterial blight resistant rice varieties/hybrids.
2. To identify
high value rice varieties e.g. red rices, local scented/high quality
rices out of the traditional rice germplasm.
3. Development of
high yielding and rust resistant wheat varieties for different sowing
4. Development of
short duration, drought tolerant and rust resistant wheat varieties for
late sown rainfed conditions.
5. Development and
evaluation of wheat genotypes for nutrient use efficiency and organic
of wheat improvement programme through production of double haploids by
chromosome elimination technique.
7. Integration of
marker assisted selection in rice and wheat improvement.
8. Development of appropriate Integrated Nutrient
Management (INM) technology for rice and wheat based cropping systems.
9. Standardization of production technology for
aerobic rice and system of wheat intensification.
10. Development of technology for organic
cultivation of wheat and rice based cropping systems.
11. Development of appropriate Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) technology for rice and wheat based cropping systems.
12. Formulation and commercialization of
indigenous botanicals against major insect-pests and diseases in rice
and wheat crops.
13. Identification and exploitation of natural
enemies for the control of rice folder and rice hispa in Himachal
14. Studies on the root-knot nematodes in
rice-wheat ecosystem and its impact on yield.15. Studies on epidemiology
and management of Septoria blotch of wheat.