Current Status of Sugarcane Research in India

A.K. Tiwari, M. Lal and A.K. Singh (Editors)
UP Council of Sugarcane Research, UP, India

Series: Food and Beverage Consumption and Health
BISAC: TEC012000

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Sugarcane is one of the most important crops commercially grown in about 115 countries of the world. India is a major producer as well as consumer of sugar in the world and has produced about 25MT of sugar from 360MT sugarcane in 2011-13, contributing about 15 percent of the total sugar production in the world. A quantum of sugar is produced from sugarcane, however, this crop faces a number of problems such as low cane productivity, biotic and abiotic stresses, high cost of cultivation, post-harvest losses, and low sugar recovery.

In India, sugarcane research began in the beginning of the 19th century. Since then rapid advancement has been made in sugarcane cultivation by Indian researchers. The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive account of all the major achievements based on Indian workers in sugarcane research. The book is a compilation of recent advancements made on sugarcane development, cultivation, and on improvement in cane and sugar yield using conventional and biotechnological approaches by different agricultural scientists and researchers of India.
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Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Impact of Weather Parameters on the Incidence of Early Shoot Borer (Chilo infuscatellus) and Scale Insect (Melanaspis glomerata) in Sugarcane in North Coastal Region of Andhra Pradesh, India (pp. 1-14)
B. Bhavani, B. Bapuji Rao and N. Venugopala Rao (Regional Agricultural Research Station, Anakapalle, ANGRAU, Andhra Pradesh, India)

Chapter 2 - Status of Sugarcane Scenario and Varietal Improvement Programme in Andhra Pradesh (pp. 15-32)
M. Charumathi and K. Prasada Rao (Division of Plant Breeding, RARS, Anakapalle, AP, India)

Chapter 3 - Embracing Biotechnology Methods for Crop Improvement Research in Sugarcane (pp. 33-54)
Rachayya M. Devarumath, Gauri A. Nerkar, Forough J. Farsangi, Ashok A. Nikam and K. Harinath Babu (Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Division, and Tissue Culture Section, Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Manjari (Bk), Pune, India)

Chapter 4 - Response of Sugarcane to Abiotic Stresses and Management (pp. 55-88)
R. Gomathi, S. Vasantha, S. Venkataramana, P. N. Gururaja Rao and P. Rakkiyappan (Sugarcane Breeding Institute(ICAR), Coimbatore, India)

Chapter 5 - Sugarcane Micropropagation for Quality Seed Production and Constraints for Mass Adaptability (pp. 89-100)
S. G. Dalvi (Tissue Culture Section, Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune, India)

Chapter 6 - Fermentative Production of Sugarcane Vinegar (pp. 101-114)
G. S. Kocher and H. K. Dhillon (Department of Microbiology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India)

Chapter 7 - Disease Scenario of Sugarcane Seedlings and Standing Crops in Bihar (pp. 115-144)
Md. Minnatullah and S. Dohare (Division of Plant Pathology, Sugarcane Research Institute, Pusa, Bihar)

Chapter 8 - Evaluation of Sugarcane Genotypes to Red Rot Disease in the Flood Prone Tracts of Kerala (pp. 145-154)
A. Sajeena, M. Surendran, V. R. Shajan, Beena Thomas, Bindhu. J. S., Jessy M. Kuriakose, Reena Mathew and Sosamma Cherian (Sugarcane Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Thiruvalla, India)

Chapter 9 - Utilization of Tissue Culture Derived Variation in Sugarcane Improvement (pp. 155-164)
V. P. Sobhakumari (Tissue Culture Laboratory, Sugarcane Breeding institute, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 10 - SSI (Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative) Technology: A Way Forward for Enhanced Cane Production and Economic Returns (pp. 165-184)
M. Mohanty, P. K. Nayak and S. S. Nanda (Sugarcane Research Station (Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology), Nayagarh (Odisha), India)

Chapter 11 - A Century of Sugarcane Red Rot Research in India (pp. 185-206)
Sangeetha Panicker and R. Velazhahan (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu, India)

About the Editors

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Audience: Post graduate, Ph D and researchers

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