Research and Development Efforts on Hybrids of Diploid Cotton in Mahyco, India
Feb 11, 2019

WCRC WCRC2 Breeding

India is an important cotton growing country with the largest area under cotton in the world. India is also considered the birth place of the two diploid cotton species G. arboreum and G. herbaceum, known as Desi cottons. Since these species are highly resistant to pests and diseases, tolerant to drought, fit for rainfed cultivation in low rainfall and poor soil areas and possess high structural uniformity of the fiber, the advantage of exploiting the diploid inter and intra specific heterosis was considered .The present paper deals with the R & D efforts carried out in Mahyco to augment the yields in diploid cottons coupled with improvement in fiber properties and production technology.

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