National Meet on Distant Hybridisation in Horticultural Crop Improvement
National Meet on Distant Hybridisation in Horticultural Crop Improvement, was held on 22nd& 23rd January, 2015, at ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, Karnataka. Dr.T.ManjunathaRao, Director(Act.) has welcomed the gathering. Dr.B.M.C.Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Dr.YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh, was the Chief Guest and stressed on the need of distant hybridisation in horticultural crop for improvement of specific traits. The inaugural function was presided over by Dr.N.K.Krishnakumar, DDG (Hort.), ICAR, New Delhi. Other important dignitaries includes Dr.T.Janaki Ram, ADG(Hort-I), Dr.C.P.A.Iyer, Ex.Director, CISH, Lucknow and Mr.G.R.Chintala, CGM, Karnataka Region were also attended the function. Subsequently, the five technical sessions such as ” Genetic variability and distant hybridisation, distant hybridisation in fruit crops, distant hybridisation in vegetable crops-I, distant hybridisation in vegetable crops-II and distant hybridisation in Ornamental, Medicinal, Spices & Plantation crops were conducted. Dr.M.R.Dinesh, Head, Division of Fruit Crops and organising secretary, proposed vote of thanks.