“Future challenges and prospects in Plant Breeding” 2021 TNAU, Coimbatore

“Future challenges and prospects in Plant Breeding” 2021 TNAU, Coimbatore

Event Start DateOctober 06, 2021
Event End DateOctober 07, 2021
Event VenueTamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
LocationTamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
Organized By:Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003
Sponsored By:

About

The rediscovery of Mendel’s work on plant genetics in the early 1900s and the
subsequent development of scientific plant breeding based on those principles have laid out a
very remarkable contribution in improving the crop varieties. The collection and utilization of
valuable germplasm around the world and the adoption of new breeding systems had a
significant effect on the global food supply. The development of high yielding varieties responsive
to high input agriculture during 1960s was a major step forward which helped many countries to
achieve self-sufficiency in food grain production. Nevertheless, the plant breeding fraternity is
now facing a number of challenges namely, increasing population, malnutrition, gradual decline
in land, labour and water resources, evolution of new pests and diseases, environmental
degradation and effects of global warming which puts the food security at greater risk. Under
such scenario, sustained improvement in the genetic yield potential of crop plants is the need of
the hour with the concerted multi-disciplinary efforts using modern plant breeding approaches.
Recent advancements in molecular marker and genome sequencing technologies have
enormous potential to augment crop breeding to meet the growing demands. To deliberate and
discuss the emerging challenges and prospects of recent innovations in plant breeding research,
an International conference on “Future challenges and prospects in Plant Breeding” is being
organized by Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics in collaboration with Indian Society of Plant
th Breeders at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 6-7 October 2021. This
conference is expected to provide a common platform for the researchers to review, update and
integrate novel ideas in crop improvement with the broader vision and perspectives.

Registration Fee

Category – Online (Rs.) Onsite (Rs.)
Student/SRF/RA – 750 – 3000
ISPB members – 1500 – 5000
Non-ISPB members – 2000 – 6000
Accompanying person- – 6000

How to Reach

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Coimbatore- 641003
Tamil Nadu, India

Important Dates

Registration opensMay 01, 2021
Last date for registrationJune 30, 2021
Abstract submission opensMay 01, 2021
Abstract submission closesJune 30, 2021

Contact Details

Dr. S. Geetha, Ph.D.
Convenor & Organizing secretary
Director (CPBG) and President (ISPB)
Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Coimbatore- 641003
Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: fcppb21@gmail.com

Important Links:

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