1. Agriculture World

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Released 2 Products of ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute

Dr. C. Sankaranarayanan (EPN) and Dr. G.S.Suresha (Cane jam) are the scientists that developed these products.

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Kailash Chaudhary, Narendra Singh Tomar & Purshottam Rupala
Kailash Chaudhary, Narendra Singh Tomar & Purshottam Rupala

ICAR’s 93rd Annual General Meeting: Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare released two products of ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore viz., Cane jam and Entomo-pathogenic nematode (EPN) formulation, a biopesticide to manage white grub pests during the 93rd Annual General Meeting of the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Society.

Dr. C. Sankaranarayanan (EPN) and Dr. G.S.Suresha (Cane jam), the product-developers from ICAR-SBI, participated in the meeting, organized at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, New Delhi, recently.

Dr. G.Hemaprabha, Director of ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute said that ‘Cane jam’ is a unique value-added product from sugarcane juice, that retains the nutrition and flavour of sugarcane juice. This jam could easily be blended with any flavouring agents and can be used with food items such as bread, chapattiidly, dosa and cake. This technology has been licensed to two firms from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, she added.

Mentioning that the ‘entomo-pathogenic nematode’ formulation developed by the Institute is an effective biopesticide for the management of white grubs, which has been a serious menace for sugarcane farmers, she said that this formulation can be easily applied in the sugarcane fields. This technology has been licensed to eight firms belonging to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, she added.

Interested firms can contact the Director, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore – 641007 for details.

About ICAR’s 93rd Annual General Meeting:

ICAR’s Annual General Meeting was held on 26th March 2022 and was addressed by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare & President of the ICAR Society, Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying & Senior Vice-President of the ICAR Society and Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Vice-President of ICAR Society.

Share your comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters