Institute Ongoing Projects
# Project Name Principal Investigator
Crop Improvement
1 Improvement and management of banana genetic resources in Indian subcontinent Dr. S. Uma
2 Crop Improvement of banana through conventional breeding Dr. S. Backiyarani
3 Production of doubled haploids for improvement of bananas (Musa spp.) Dr. S. Backiyarani
4 Improvement of cv. Grande Naine (Cavendish - AAA) for Fusarium wilt resistance through non-conventional breeding Dr. M.S. Saraswathi
5 Development of trait specific markers for fusarium wilt resistance through association mapping studies in banana (Musa spp.) Dr. M.S. Saraswathi
6 Identification of resistant gene candidate(s) in banana for tropical race 4 of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Dr. C. Anuradha
Crop Production
1 Development of clump management technology for enhanced productivity in banana Dr. V. Kumar
2 Studies on nutrient dynamics in banana Dr. K.J. Jeyabaskaran
3 Organic banana farming for sustainable soil health and nutritional security Dr. K.J. Jeyabaskaran
4 Developing agro-techniques for ICAR-NRCB released varieties and selections of banana Dr. K.J. Jeyabaskaran
5 High temperature and soil moisture deficit stresses in banana: Mechanism of high temperature tolerance and management of high temperature and soil moisture deficit stresses in banana Dr. I. Ravi
6 Biochemical dissection of fruit ripening-related phenomena and components and exploring nutraceutical applications of bioactives of banana Dr. M. Mayilvaganan
7 Developing integrated package of practices for export of selected commercial and GI tagged varieties of Indian Bananas Dr. K.N. Shiva
9 Novel nutraceutical smart delivery systems for high-value food and non-food products of banana Dr. P.Suresh Kumar
8 Effective utilization of different extension methods and mass media for holistic transfer of banana technologies for different stakeholders in banana production system Dr. C. Karpagam
Crop Protection
1 Pest mapping in bananas and plantains of India Dr. J. Poorani
2 Bio-intensive management of major insect pests of Banana Dr. J. Poorani
3 Eco-friendly management of banana pseudostem weevil (Odoiporus longicollis Olivier) and banana scarring beetle Basilepta spp.) Dr. A. Mohanasundaram
4 Investigations on Musa nematode’s biology, behaviour, diversity and their interactions Dr. P. Giribabu
5 Integrated management of Fusarium wilt disease (Foc R1) in banana Dr. R. Thangavelu
6 Survey, etiology and management of rhizome rot of banana Dr. M.Loganathan
7 Management of post harvest diseases of banana Dr. M. Loganathan
8 Molecular approaches to understand the host-virus-vector-environment interactions and RNAi for the management of banana viruses Dr. R. Selvarajan


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