भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

Objectives of AICRP on Maize

  • Execution of strategic and applied research for genetic improvement in yield, quality and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Development of varieties and hybrids with emphasis on single cross hybrids of different maturity durations to fit into kharif, rabi and spring cropping seasons and maize-based cropping systems for location-specific conditions in different parts of India.
  • Development of efficient package of practices for increasing productivity
  • Tailoring maize for diversified uses for industry and special purposes in other sectors such as Quality Protein Maize, Baby corn, Sweet corn, Bio-fuel, etc.
  • Strategic research on post-harvest handling and value addition of maize.
  • Maintenance, development and evaluation of germplasm for use in breeding.
  • To organize breeder seed production programme for maize hybrids and cultivars.
  • To organize on-farm research to reduce the yield gap between attainable and realized yield on farmers’ fields.