First sugarcane hybrid clone variety launched

Q.  Which sugarcane hybrid clone variety was launched for the sub-tropical climate?
- Published on 30 Aug 17

a. 205
b. 206
c. 207
d. 208

First sugarcane hybrid clone variety launchedFor the first time, hybrid clone variety 205 (Saccharum officinarum and Saccharum spontaneum) was developed for sub-tropical climate, which was launched in 1918 for commercial farming.

The hybrid clone led to 50% increase in sugarcane production in North India and popular species like Saccharum Barberi and Saccharum Sinensis were left far behind.

After developing species 205, ICAR's Sugarcane Breeding Institute developed several other hybrid clones for sub-tropical condition and they remained sought after for a long time.

After that, the institute developed species 312, first amazing cane variety for the subtropical climate in 1928 and in 1933, it developed species 419 for tropical climate.

The sugarcane farmers are reaping higher yield from the species 0238 and sugar mills are getting more sugar.

Sugarcane farmers can make the best of intercropping technique and increase their income by growing oilseeds, pulses, potatoes, and cucumber with cane.


  • Pravina   -Posted on 14 Sep 17
    current affairs occupy more number of questions in agriculture nowadays. Big thanks for career ride for uploading this type of questions.Very useful for agriculture aspirants

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