Project Titles & Themes of Research projects in Southern zone for the year 2014-15

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GROUNDNUT BREEDING, RARS, TIRUPATI

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Development and identification of varieties suitable for kharif season 1.Fresh hybridization programme 2.Study of F3 generation 3 Study of F5generation 4.Study of F6 generation 5.Study of F7 generation 6.Replicated row yield trial 7.Initial varietal trial 8.Advanced varietal trial II year P1-99/1-AHD-F30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

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Identification of varieties suitable for kharif season i) Multi-location varietal trial (Spanish bunch) – 2nd Year ii) Multi-location varietal trial (Virginia bunch) – 2nd Year P1-99/1-AHD-F30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

3

Development and identification of high yielding groundnut varieties with resistance to moisture stress- RKVY project i). Study of F5 and F6 generations ii). Replicated Row Yield Trial (kharif) iii). Initial varietal trial (Kharif) iv). Advanced varietal trial-1st year (kharif v). Advanced varietal trial-3rd year (kharif) P1-2008/4- AHD-F 0/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

4

Development and identification of varieties suitable for rabi season i). Advanced varietal trial – Large seeded (3rd year) P1-99/1-AHD-F30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

5

Development and identification of varieties suitable for early kharif season 1). Advanced Varietal trial P1-2009/1-AHD-F 30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

6

Identification of high yielding spanish and virginia bunch genotypes for kharif & rabi -yield evaluation trials (AICRP) KHARIF i) Initial Varietal Trial stage –I (SB) ii) Initial Varietal Trial stage –II (SB) iii) Initial Varietal Trial stage –I (VB) iv) Initial Varietal Trial stage –II (VB) v)Advanced Varietal Trial(SB) vi)Advanced Varietal Trial(VB) i) Initial Varietal Trial-INS-stage –I (SB) ii) Initial Varietal Trial--INS- stage-II (SB) P1-99/1-AHD-F30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

7

Development and promotion of promising varieties/lines with high oilcontent with enhanced o/l ratio enhancing production and quality of groundnut oil in drought prone environments to boost the income of small and marginal groundnut farmers in India Evaluation of promising lines in FPVS trials Backcrossing programme to transfer high oleic trait from Sun-oleic 95 R P1-2011/1-AHD- F30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

8

Identification of ssr markers linked to drought related traits in advanced breeding lines of groundnut (collaborative project of RARS, Tirupati and ARS, Kadiri)-New proposal submitted FRKVY P1-2014/1-AHD-F30/0332 Crop improvement- Biotechnology

9

Development of high yielding groundnut genotypes resistant to collar rot and stem rot diseases i). Study of F2 and F3 generations P1-96/4 – AHD – F 30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

10

Development of high yielding quality groundnuts for export/table purpose i). Study of F1 generation P1-2013/1-AHD-F30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

11

Development of high yielding groundnut genotypes with high water use efficiency traits for drought stress conditions (UGC Project) i). Study of F1 and F2 generations P1-2014/1-AHD-F30/0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

12

Collection, evaluation, cataloguing and utilization of groundnut germplasm P1-96/8 -AHD-F30-0332 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding
PULSES BREEDING, RARS, TIRUPATI

1

Identification and development of early medium duration redgram varieties for red soils of southern zone P1/94-2/AHD/F30/1480 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

2

Identification of high yielding guar varieties for seed Purpose P1/2004-1/AHD/F30/1480 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

3

Identification and development of short and long duration cowpea varieties suitable for dual purpose P1/2000-1/AHD/F30/1480 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

4

Development of short and long duration varieties in field bean for different cropping systems P1/1997-5/AHD/F30 /1480 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

5

Development of YMV resistant blackgram varieties through marker assisted selection. (RKVY) P1/2010/AHD/F30/1400 Crop improvement- Biotechnology

6

Identification of high yielding horsegram varieties for contingent crop plan P1/2002-AHD-F30/1400 Crop improvement- Plant Breeding

7

Seed production & minikits [ nbsp]  
       
AGRONOMY, RARS. TIRUPATI

1

Studies on contingent crop planning for rainfed alfisols P1 –2011/2 - AHD-F10 / 0332 / 1490 Watershed Management & Dry land Agriculture

2

Enhancement of rain water productivity through supplemental irrigation to rainfed groundnut - P1/2009/2-AHD- F 10 / 0332 Watershed Management & Dry land Agriculture

3

Integrated weed management for control of weeds in seed guar- P1-2013/3-AHD- H60/1400 Weed Management

4

Efficacy of herbicides for the control of weeds in groundnut P1-2013/5-AHD-H60/0332 Weed management

5

Identification of suitable bedding materials for raising mat nursery under MSRI - P1-2013/4 - AHD- F26 / 0150 Fertilizer Management & Crop production

6

Response of pre-release groundnut cultivars to nutrient management during kharif P1-2013/1-AHD- F27/0332 Fertilizer Management & Crop production

7

Performance of groundnut cultivars under irrigated condition during summer/ early kharif P1-2013/2-AHD- F27/0332 Fertilizer Management & Crop production

8

Response of pre-release groundnut ivars to nutrient management during rabi P1-2013/6-AHD- F27/0332 Fertilizer Management & Crop production

9

Response of redgram varieties to time of Sowing during rabi P1-2010/7-AHD- F27/1480 Fertilizer Management & Crop production

10

Observation trial on effect of Population and fertilizer Requirement of groundnut in coastal sands of Nellore Dt. P1-2011/1-AHD- F27/0332 Fertilizer Management & Crop production

11

Response of soybean genotypes to varied dates of sowing during rabi season P1-2012/1-AHD- F 26/ 0336 Fertilizer Management & Crop production

12

Packaging and popularization of improved production technologies in rainfed agricultural in Chittoor& YSR District. RKVY Project Fertilizer Management & Crop production
       

13

Evaluation of different crops alternate to groundnut during Kharif - New Experiment P1/2014/1-AHD- F 10 / 0332 Watershed Management & Dry land Agriculture

14

Performance of groundnut cultivars with straight and complex fertilizers during Kharif - New Experiment P1-2014/2-AHD- F27/0332 Fertilizer Management & Crop production
       
ENTOMOLOGY, RARS, TIRUPATI

1

Population dynamics of insect pests of groundnut   IPM Groundnut
  a. Studies on the light trap catches of insect pests of groundnut a. P1-1980/1-AHD-H10/033 IPM Groundnut
  b. Monitoring of Thrips species and its population dynamics b. P1-2004/1-AHD-H10/0332 IPM Groundnut
  c. Development of weather based fore warning systems for groundnut pests c. P1-2005/1-AHD-H10/0332 IPM Groundnut
2 Screening of groundnut cultures for thrips P2-2006/2-AHD-H10/0332 IPM Groundnut
3 Evaluation of IPM package in groundnut P1-2002/1-AHD-H10/0332 IPM Groundnut
4 Studies on compatibility of insecticides and fungicides against groundnut pests and diseases. P1-2011/1-AHD-H10/1465 Compatibility studies
5 Evaluation of new seed treatment chemicals against groundnut insect pests P1-2013/1-AHD-H10/0332 Pesticide residues & novel group of insecticides
6 Production of bio-agents and their evaluation against different insects pests and diseases of groundnut P1-2006/3-AHD-H10/0332 Biological Control
7 Development and Demonstration of Integrated Management of Insecticide resistant larval populations of tobacco caterpillar, Spodoptera litura in Groundnut” P1-2013/2-AHD-H10/0332 Insecticide Resistance Management
8 RKVY project “Development of Integrated Management Strategy for Pod borers and Pod sucking bugs in Pulse crops with special reference to Cowpea and Field bean” P1-2012/3-AHD-H10/1465 Pesticide residues & novel group of insecticides
9 Screening of cowpea cultures against pod sucking bugs P1-2003/3-AHD-H10/1465  
10 Management of borer pests of redgram with new insecticides P1-2012/3-AHD-H10/1465  
11 Studies on Bioecology and Development of IPM for Pod fly (Melanagromyza obtusa) P1-2013/1-AHD-H10/1465  
12 Monitoring of sugarcane borer complex through pheromone traps P1-2011/1- AHD-H10/2303 IPM Sugarcane
13 Screening of sugarcane entries against pest complex P1-2011/2- AHD-H10/2303 IPM Sugarcane
14 Evaluation of insecticides and their efficacy against Sugarcane yellow leaf disease vectors: (Aphid: Melanaphis sacchari & Rhopalosiphum maidis) P1-2011/3- AHD-H10/2303 IPM Sugarcane
       
SOIL SCIENCE, RARS, TIRUPATI
1 Long term effect of manure and fertilizers on the productivity of Rainfed groundnut and soil fertility P1/AHD-81/16F-20/0332 Soil quality and sustainable productivity
2 Long term effects of organics on soil health, quality and productivity of rainfed groundnut. P1-2006/5-AHD-F25/0332 Soil quality and sustainable productivity
3 Studies on tolerance of groundnut genotypes for iron chlorosis P1-2013/1-AHD-F-25/0332 Problem soils & water quality
4 Standardization of manures and fertilizer dose for increased productivity of blackgram P1-2013/2-AHD-F-25/1400 Fertilizer management
5 Site specific nutrient management for yield maximization and cost reduction in groundnut crop, Tirupati (RKVY project) P1-2013/3-AHD-F-25/0332 Site specific nutrient management
6 Standardization of procedure for preparation of enriched vermicompost P1-2014/1-AHD-F-25/0332 Basic and strategic research
7 Identification of Fe and Zn efficient groundnut genotypes using molecular markers P1-2014/2-AHD-F-25/0332 Basic and strategic research
8 Development of low cost technology for enhanced and sustainable soil health and crop productivity P1-2014/3-AHD-F-25/0332 Soil quality and sustainable productivity
9 Influence of Zn and potassium on redgram productivity P1-2014/4-AHD-F-25/150 Soil quality and sustainable productivity
       
PLANT PATHOLOGY, RARS, TIRUPATI
1 Screening of the groundnut genotypes for resistance to collar rot, stem rot, dry root rot, leaf spots, rust, peanut bud necrosis disease (PBND)/peanut stem necrosis disease (PSND) and Kalahasti malady P1/88-3/AHD-H20/0332 Disease Resistance
2 Survey and monitoring of Groundnut diseases in Chittoor district P1/96-1/AHD-H20/0332 Survey of crop diseases and Epidemiology
3 Compatibility studies with new fungicides and insecticides for the management Stem Rot of groundnut P1/2011-1/AHD-H20/0332 Compatibility Studies
4 Evaluation of certain new fungicide combinations for the control of Collar Rot , Stem Rot of Groundnut and other foliar diseases P1/2011-2/AHD-H20/0332 Fungicides & IDM
5 Integrated management of PBND in Groundnut ( ICAR) P2/2011-3/ICAR-H20/0332 IPM
6 Production of bio-agents and Evaluation against different pests and diseases of Groundnut (RKVY) State plan projects H/A 230760 Biological Control

7

Exploitation of seed endophytes for the ecofriendly management of aflatoxins in Maize-Aspergillus pathosystem ( UGC- External funded) UGC-External Funded project IPM

8

Development of molecular markers linked to YMV resistance in Blackgram P1/2010-1/AHD-H20/0332 Disease control

9

Development of Fusarium wilt resistant pigeon pea genotypes through molecular marker assisted selection P1/2008-1/AHD-H20/0332 Disease control

10

Development of Fusarium wilt resistant pigeon pea genotypes through molecular marker assisted selection P1/2011-1/AHD/H20/0332 Disease control

11

Molecular characterization of YMV infecting blackgram in Andhra Pradesh P1/11/12-AHD-F60/0332 Disease control

12

Molecular characterization of variability in Fusarium udum causing wilt of pigeonpea in Andhra Pradesh P1/2013-1/AHD-H20/0332 Disease control

13

Development and validation of SSR markers linked to LLS and Rust in groundnut P1/2013-1/AHD-H20/0332 Disease control
       
CROP PHYSIOLOGY, RARS, TIRUPATI

1

Enhancing drought tolerance in groundnut through foliar chemical spray P1/01/1-AHD-F60/0332 Stress physiology

2

Phenotyping of sugarcane genotypes for salinity tolerance P1-2011/12-AHD-F60/0230 Stress physiology

3

Identification of inherent drought tolerant paddy genotypes/lines for aerobic rice cultivation P1/09/5-AHD-F60/0150 Stress physiology

4

Physiological and biochemical basis of iron chlorosis tolerance in groundnut genotypes P1/11/12-AHD-F-60/0332 Mineral nutrition

5

Studies on growth, development and yield in groundnut genotypes for early kharif sowings P1/01/1-AHD-F60/0332 Crop productivity

6

Identification of groundnut genotypes with water saving and drought resistance traits for rainfed conditions. P1/01/1-AHD-F60/0332 Stress physiology

7

Drought mitigation: Effect of growth regulators and aminoacids on enhancing drought tolerance in groundnut. P1/08/6-AHD-T00/0300 Stress physiology

8

Phenotypic variability among blackgram genotypes for YMV tolerance. P1/11/11-AHD-T00/0300 Crop productivity

9

Effect of water logging on physiological and anatomical changes of Greengram P1/11/11-AHD-T00/0300 Stress physiology

10

Development of high yielding groundnut varieties with resistance to drought through bio technological approach Evaluation of groundnut advanced breeding lines for traits that confer WUE and yield. Raising F2 generation phenotyping for root traits and SCMR and genotyping with markers that exhibit association with root length and mass. Raising of uniform lines in F5 generation for phenotyping and genotyping. P1/01/1-AHD-F60/0332 Stress physiology
BIOINFORMATICS, RARS, TIRUPATI
1 Sugarcane germplasm data base development P1/ 2013/1- AHD-A50/0230 Biotechnology (Bioinformatics, Breeding)
2 Designing acid soluble invertase inhibitor and its application to reduce post harvest sucrose losses in sugarcane P1/ 2013/2- AHD-A50/0230 Biotechnology (Bioinformatics, Physiology, Chemistry)
3 Groundnut germplasm data base development P1-2014/3 -AHD-A50-0332 Biotechnology (Bioinformatics, Breeding)
4 Designing common inhibitors (bactericides) against strains ofbacterial leaf blight and bacterial leaf streak in rice through bioinformatics approach P1-2014/3 -AHD-A50-0150 Biotechnology (Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Pathology)
5 Development of Rice germplasm data base P1-2014/3 -AHD-A50-0150 Biotechnology (Bioinformatics, Breeding)
MATHS & STATISTICS
1 Optimum Allocation of Agricultural Land to the Major Crops in Nellore district by Linear Programming Approach F11 – 2013/1- AHD/E –10/00 11 Operations Research
2 Knowledge and practices of pesticide use among farm workers in Research Stations of Southern Zone: safety implications F11 – 2013/2- AHD/E –10/00 11 Cross sectional survey
3 A Study on appropriate Statistical Techniques which provide High precision in decision making on Experiments in RARS, Tirupati F11 – 2013/3- AHD/E –10/00 11 Mathematical Statistics /Applied Statistics
4 Survey on Preventive or Controlling measures of the ground nut diseases in Chittoor District F11 – 2013/4- AHD/E –10/00 11 Cross sectional survey
Externally funded projects
  1. ISOPOM project in collaboration with ICRISAT-Development and promotion of promising varieties/lines with high oil content with enhanced O/L ratio enhancing production and quality of groundnut oil in drought prone environments to boost the income of small and marginal groundnut farmers in India
  2. Biofuel – inter institutional R&D project _RSAD Govt of AP (2006-2010)
  3. Detection of sex in simarouba gluaca (tree borne oilseed crop) through molecular markers (2009-11)
  4. Exploitation of Microbial Diversity from Different Ecological niches in Seshachalam Biosphere of Tirumala Hills for Biologically Active Compounds of Agricultural and Industrial Importance
  5. A Biotechnological investigation into Sclerotium rolfsii- Arachis hypogea pathosystem
  6. Liquid State Fermentation Technology for Management of Fungal Diseases Through Genetically Improved Trichoderma spp. Based Mycopesticide in Groundnut.
  7. Development & Proteomic Analysis of Potential Thermotolerant Strains of Trichoderma spp. against Phytopathogenic Fungi and Characterization of Their Secondary Metabolites