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