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Germplasm Field Day on Rabi Oilseeds, Pulses and Potential crops organized on 18 March, 2015 at NBPGR, New Delhi

The organization of Germplasm Field Days is one of the important activities for breeders which provide them an opportunity to see the live crop genetic variability and select the germplasm of their choice. In this sequence, a Germplasm Field Day on Rabi Oilseeds, Pulses and Potential crops was organized on 18 March, 2015 at NBPGR, New Delhi, in which 50 scientists belonging to twelve organizations of eleven states participated. The participants were from ICAR institute and SAUs, namely, IARI, New Delhi; NBPGR, New Delhi; VPKAS Almora; SKUAST, Srinagar; PAU Ludhiana; CSKHPV, Palampur; SKNRAU, Ganganagar; CCS HAU, Hisar; SDAU, SK Nagar; RVSKVV, Gwalior; RVSKVV, Sehore; NDUAT, Faizabad; and TNAU Coimbatore. While welcoming the participants, Dr. KC Bansal, Director, NBPGR highlighted the importance of Field days for enhanced utilization of germplasm for climate resilient agriculture. Dr. Ashok Kumar, Principal Scientist & OIC, Germplasm Evaluation Division informed about the nature of  variability exhibited  in 210 accessions of linseed, 750 accessions lentil and 100 accessions of potential crops that are being grown during the current Rabi season. The participants appreciated the crop genetic variability in different crops at NBPGR farm. Dr. KC Bansal, discussed the potential traits for crop improvement in detail with the participants and scientists. The participants selected and tagged the desired germplasm accessions for different traits for crop improvement. At the end, the participants interacted with Director, Heads of Divisions and scientists of the Bureau and provided valuable feedback. The event ended with the Vote of Thanks.

ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources is ISO:9001:2008 Certified Institute 

ICAR- NBPGR, NAAS, India in collaboration with Society for Low Temperature Biology (SLTB), UK and Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew, UK, is organizing International Conference on ‘Low Temperature Science and Biotechnological Advances’ during 27-30th April 2015 at NASC Complex, Pusa Campus, New Delhi. For details please see the website- (www.cryobiotechasia2015.in)