Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Agricultural Sciences


Anacardic Acid Technology


Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Agricultural Sciences

Focus Area:

Cotton Technology



Social Benefits:

Technology promises at least 10% increase in cotton yield that will contribute to Rs. 2000-5000/hectare increase in the income of a farmer, Formulation leads to earliness in cotton production that will help farmers to prepare land for next crop, and this will be substantial especially in North Indian states like Punjab, Earliness will also help in better pest and resource management for farmers, Easy application.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Uttar Pradesh

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

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Brief Description

Description :

India tops the world in having largest area under cotton cultivation. However, the yield of cotton in India is destitute being 500 Kg/ha compared to the country like Brazil which has cotton yield about 2000 Kg/ha. Thus, innovative technologies are needed to improve yield in India which will be a direct benefit to the farmer. A formulation has been developed which improves cotton yield. Multi-location trials in different cotton growing states showed 10-15% increase in yield of popular cotton hybrids. This formulation also brings earliness in boll bursting. It works by augmenting actions of phyto-hormones involved in cotton boll development.

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