….Glimpses of Research & Achievements
Green Gold Seeds Pvt. Ltd. came up with the high yielding hybrids in both Desi Cotton (G. arborium) and American Cotton (G. hirsutum). Company’s cotton hybrid Gold-70 stood within the top 5 entries consecutively for 4 years and Kuber in 2013 stood first in India in the AICCIP trials co-ordinated by ICAR. Cotton hybrid Gold-50 tested in AICCIP for rainfed conditions also stood within top 5 entries in various states of Central and South Zones.
The Desi cotton hybrid Namaskar (Gold-81) is well known in desi cotton growers. We have an immense pleasure to highlight that Namaskar Desi cotton hybrid stood First for consecutively 3 years in the AICCIP trials. Besides this, company has a range of best of the best cotton hybrids in its pipeline research.
Company signed a sublicensee agreement with Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (I) Ltd for Bollgard II® technology and developed bollworm resistant cotton hybrids Kuber BGII, Vardan, BGII, Vitthal BGII, Surya BGII and Kavita BGII. These hybrids are selectively released for commercial cultivation in North, Central and South zone of India. These brand are known for its fiber quality, tolerance for sucking pest and yield potential under irrigated conditions.
The cotton research division is supported with well equipped state of the art biotechnology laboratory and a separate DBT approved containment facility for transgenic breeding programs. Apart from cotton crop, company also hold its strength over wheat, soybean, Maize, Jowar, Bajra, Paddy, Green gram, Muskmelon, Tomato and Brinjal.
Wheat and Soybean varieties are very popular within farmers from central (Maharashtra, Gujarat and MP) zone of India. The company has high quality protein maize (QPM) single cross hybrids that have been commercialized this year. These hybrids are accepted all through the area wherever commercialized. GGSPL commercialized more than 6 different hybrids of maize including sweet corn, Baby Corn & Fodder Maize Hybrid. GGSPL has collaboration with ICAR, New Delhi for development of HQPM maize hybrids. The team of R&D made a novel research for development of hybrid paddy Gold-111.
GGSPL’s research Wheat Gold-21 and Gold-23 are leading products in the market. These Products are popular for their quality parameters for domestic purpose use of wheat, minimum requirement of irrigation and high market value. For further improvement in wheat, research is progress for genetic improvement of wheat for physical and quality parameters along with yield potential in collaboration with the University of Queensland. Also research efforts are going on for thermo insensitive and drought tolerance in wheat.
Soybean research is the key research wing of company’s R&D department. GGSPL has developed more than 350 various genotypes which differ in qualitative and quantitative parameters. GGSPL has commercialized its four soybean varieties Gold-301, Gold-306, Gold-309 and Gold-3344 which are performing very well all over the soybean cultivation area in country. Considering future of Soybean crop, company concentrated a lot towards this crop and breeding for quality improvement in soybean has become a key research. After an extensive screening, GGSPL successfully developed high yielding genotypes with early maturity, improved grain and oil quality, etc.
Apart from above field crops, we also are heading towards development of best products of vegetable crops. The pioneering work was carried out to develop TYLCV resistant tomato and CLCV resistant Chilly hybrids. Also our pathologist screened germplasm of ridge gourd which shows resistance to wilt.