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AICRP on Sorghum
( AICRP - Sorghum )

Crop Improvement

Crop improvement programme focuses on different sorghum types. Each type is having its own challenges. Since inception of AICRP, 65 cultivars have been released at the national level. Year-wise releases of the cultivars in last five years are as follows. During the period a total of 10 hybrids and 8 varieties have been released under the aegis of AICRP on Sorghum.

Hybrids and varieties released through AICRP at National Level

S. No Hybrid Year of release Centre Recommended for the states of Remarks
Hybrids
1. CSH 26 2011 Dev Gen Seeds

 

Maharashtra , Karnataka, MP, South Gujarat, and north AP & TN Kharif Hybrid, 205 cm ht, White midrib colour, semi erect leaves, semi compact panicle. Tolerant to Charcoal rot, Ergot, Rust, shoot fly, aphids and stem borer.
2. CSH 27 2011

 

ICAR-IIMR Rajasthan, North Gujarat, UP, AP and Tamil Nadu Kharif Hybrid, 205 cm ht, Tan plant color with cylindrical semi compact panicle and white bold elliptical seed. Medium maturity group. Tolerant to grain mould disease under natural conditions
3. CSH 28 2013 Nuzveedu seeds Maharashtra , Karnataka, MP, South Gujarat, and north AP (Zone II) Kharif Hybrid, 203 cms, medium tall, Medium Maturity , Long bold panicle, bold grains, tolarent to shoot fly and grain mold. High grain and fodder yields, high response to nitrogen fertilizer.
4. CSH 29 2013 Mahodaya Seeds Maharashtra , Karnataka, MP, South Gujarat, and north AP (Zone II) Kharif Hybrid, 220 Cm tall, White midrib colour, semi erect leaves, semi compact panicle, lustrous grain, Medium maturity, Resistant to foliar diseases, moderately resistant to grain mold.
5. CSH 30 2013 ICAR-IIMR Maharashtra, Karnataka, MP, South Gujarat,             North AP  under rainfed Kharif cultivation Resistant to lodging. Non-shattering. Tan, 216 cm tall, plant color with symmetric semi compact panicle and white bold elliptical seed.
6. CSH 31R 2013 Dev Gen seeds All rabi sorghum growing states of India Rabi hybrid with high grain yield and fodder yield. Tolerant to drought.
7. CSH 32 2014 Dev Gen seeds Maharashtra , Karnataka, MP, South Gujarat, and north AP Kharif hybrid, 221 cm tall, White midrib colour, semi erect leaves, semi compact panicle, Tolerant to Charcoal rot, Ergot, Rust, shoot fly, aphids and stem borer. Non-lodging, & non-shattering, highly responsive for Deep soils.
8. CSH 33 2014 Nuziveedu seeds Rajasthan, UP, North Gujarat, South Andhra Pradesh & TN Kharif hybrid, 185 cm, early maturity, well exerted compact panicle, medium bold grain, Non-lodging, & non shattering tolerant to major pests and diseases.
9. CSH 34 2014 Hitech seeds Maharashtra , Karnataka, MP, AP, Chattisgarh Gujarat, and Rajasthan Kharif hybrid, 210 cm tall, medium maturity, ear head – semi compact,, awn less, long bulging panicle, board in upper part to symmetrical in shape, white medium length stigma, creamy white medium bold grain, resistant to downy mildew, under natural conditions escapes grainmold due to little bit more maturity duration.
10. CSH 35 2014 Akola Maharashtra , Karnataka, MP, South Gujarat, and Telangana Kharif hybrid, 215 cm tall, medium maturity, ear head – semi compact, oblong with tapering apex; internodes covered by leaf sheath, dull green mid rib, non-lodging non shattering, moderately tolerant to major pests and diseases.
Varieties
1. CSV 24SS 2011 ICAR-IIMR All sorghum growing areas of India. Sweet sorghum variety
2. CSV 26 R 2012 ICAR-IIMR (CRS) Rabi season. Under shallow soil conditions of rabi sorghum growing areas of India. Medium tall (183 cm) semi compact ear head, pearly white, lustrous seed, tolerant to charcoal rot shoot fly, stem borer, shoot bug and sugarcane aphid And  tolerant to terminal drought
3. CSV 27 2012 ICAR-IIMR All sorghum growing areas of India. Dual purpose kharif variety resistance to grain moulds non-lodging & non-shattering
4. CSV 29R 2012 Bijapur Rabi sorghum growing areas of Maharashtra,  Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh under Deep black soils Tall (210 cm), semi compact cylindrical ear head, pearly white, lustrous seed, tolerant to charcoal rot,  shoot fly, stem borer,shoot bug and sugarcane aphid.
5. CSV 30F 2014 Rahuri All forage sorghum growing areas of India. Forage Sorghum, Goose neck tendency of panicle observed sometimes due to environmental fluctuations
6. CSV 31 2014 Palem Under rainfed conditions in Kharif season in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Gujarat Kharif variety, 210-250 cm tall, juicy stem, white colour mid-rib, waxy bloom, seni-compact symmetric panicle, pearly white seed and grey yellow endospem, tolerant to grain mold and resistant to anthracnose and leaf blight.
7. CSV 32F 2015 ICAR-IIMR All forage sorghum growing areas of Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and Karnataka (Zone II) Forage Sorghum
8. CSV 33MF 2016 TNAU All forage sorghum growing states (Zone-1&II) Forage Sorghum, Tall, thin stem, high tillering , first cut after 62 days subsequent cut after 50 days, 1039 q/ha  green fodder yield, 280 q/ha dry fodder yield resistant to leaf blight, anthracnose

Number of hybrids/varieties tested

Year Grain sorghum Single cut Mult-cut Sweet sorghum
Kharif Rabi
Hybrids
2011 – 12 10 2 6 3
2012-13 16 8 6 2
2013-14 4 8 2 6 2
2014-15 21 7 4 5
2015-16 12 10 2 4 3
Total 63 35 8 27 10
Varieties
2011 – 12 17 25 8 2 5
2012-13 25 29 11 13
2013-14 15 18 10 1 6
2014-15 17 23 8 1 7
2015-16 20 18 19 2 9
Total 94 113 56 6 40