Sugarcane Breeder Seed Production under Mega Seed Project (ICAR)
Why Mega Seed Project?
Sugarcane productivity is stagnant from last decade at national level in general and Maharashtra State in particular. This is not due to water scarcity but because of use of poor quality sugarcane seed material and monoculture. The farmers are using the same age-old planting material year after year.
Mega Seed Project
The institute launched a massive breeder’s seed production program of improved sugarcane varieties under Mega Seed Project.
The Institute has a well equipped farm area of around 85 hectares to produce good quality planting material and it is supplied to sugar mills every year. Sugar mills will produce foundation seeds on their farm. Further, these foundation seeds are supplied by sugar mills for the production of certified seeds on selected farmer’s fields. This Seed Multiplication chain increases sugarcane productivity by 15 to 20%.
Sugarcane breeder seeds are available for sale. Seeds are supplied on an average of two-eye budded setts.The seed is supplied in whole cane with green-tops and trash. Rate of 1000 setts of two-eye budded setts (including cutting and loading charges of seed cane, w.e.f 24.04.2019) is as under:-
Breeder’s seed production program has been taken on 40.88 hectare area during planting season 2018-2019. For planting season 2019-2020, approximately 12.65 million of two-eye budded setts and 25 lakh one eye bud settling will be available for sale.
Breeder seeds distribution has started from August 2019.
The institute has activated single bud settling production program on large scale at Institutes Naigaon farm and Lonarwadi farm. Settlings in pro-tray are supplied after 60 days on booking with 50% advance payment.
Rate of one pro-tray of forty two cups is Rs.126/- (Rs. 3 per seedling).
Breeder seeds of the following varieties will be made available as per prior demand with 50% advance payment by RTGS/ NEFT Fund Transfer / Demand Draft (DD) in favor of VASANTDADA SUGAR INSTITUTE payable at Pune. Balance 50% payment needs to be paid at the time of lifting of seed material.
||Without Cutting and Loading
||With Cutting and Loading
|For member sugar mills & Agriculture Departments (Maharashtra State)
|For non-member sugar mills, Individual farmers & Outside Maharashtra State sugar mills
Varietywise Production & Expected availability of Seeds
|Seed production during 2018-2019
||Varietywise seed availibility during 2019-2020
||Sugarcane Settling Availability 2019-2020
||Two-eye budded setts (in millions)
|Co VSI 9805
|Co VSI 03102
|Co VSI 8005
Recently released varieties, Sugarcane settling distribution has started from June and sugarcane setts from August 2019
1 million = 10 Lakhs
For details, please contact by email: Scientist/ Farm Manager
Phone: +91-020-26902245/ 242
Mobile: 09423386262/ 08446386262
1. RTGS/ NEFT Fund Transfer