ICRISAT Annual Report 1976 - 1977

ICRISAT, - (1977) ICRISAT Annual Report 1976 - 1977. [Annual Reports]

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The year described in this annual report finds ICRISAT in the busiest stages of its initial development. The earliest programs in Farming Systems, Cereals, and Pulses have established their major organizational lines, appointed most of their senior staff, and formulated and implemented sound research programs. Even some early results are evident in farming systems technology and new millet cultivars. Village level studies in the Economics Program have progressed far enough to give some clear indications of the types of new technology that will be usable by the small farmer in the semi-arid tropics. The newest program, in groundnuts, has completed its first full year of operations, although only one quarter of its principal staff has been appointed. The development of the ICRISAT research farm has kept pace with the growing volume of research. Additional precision fields for crop breeding research and additional watersheds for operational research in farming systems have been developed. Because Hyderabad is not adequately representative of all the semiarid tropics, small substations in different agroclimatological zones in India are being developed with the cooperation of the state agricultural universities. The substations extend the range of climates and seasons for which cultivars can be developed, and increase the numbers of diseases and pests against which we can develop resistance.

Item Type: Annual Reports
Uncontrolled Keywords: Annual Report, ICRISAT Annual Report, ICRISAT
Subjects: Others > Annual Reports
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 08:37
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 09:27
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/640
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