[smartslider3 slider=9] UAV Phenotyping Globally, agriculture is witnessing significant technological advancement, best exemplified by the Agriculture 4.0 movement. India, one … Continue reading UAV phenotyping
[smartslider3 slider=7] Research stream: Farmer participatory research is the budding research stream within the GEMS team that fosters collaboration with the socio-economists and so aligns with ICRISAT’s vision to deliver research for impact. Following the work path of understanding the production environments (E) and finding the suitable agronomic (M) and genetic (G) interventions to … Continue reading Farm Participatory
Crop Modelers Dr Peter Carberry Peter Carberry is an Australian national. He received his PhD in Agriculture from the University of Sydney. Before joining ICRISAT, Peter was Chief Research Scientist and Partnership Leader (CSIRO-DFAT Africa Food Security Initiative), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia. His expertise is in crop physiology and in the … Continue reading ICRISAT Modelling
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LeasyScan Phenotyping Platform The past twenty years has seen a revolution in the genomics tools, driven by technology and leading to an increase in knowledge of genetics of more and more crops. There is now a consensus that phenotyping has become the main bottleneck to make use of the huge genomics information. Technologies have recently … Continue reading LeasyScan
Why is it important? Lysimetric approach- the innovation How it works Importance to crop improvement Uniqueness of the facility and relevance to other locations Re-constructing the drought puzzle The two different angles this research led to Further Why is it important? Phenotyping, or measuring key traits of crops such as drought-tolerance, is crucial … Continue reading Lysimetric Facility
Protocols and Data Analysis Here the idea for each of the item is to give a concise and precise description of the method and the different steps used. It may involve an hyperlinking to a paper where the protocol is used and described well. It will also simply describe the equipment that are needed (may … Continue reading Protocols and Data Analysis
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Molecular Physiology Basic research using the tools of molecular biology enables us to investigate the physiological traits of interest up to the level of gene variability and expression in selected germplasm. Since far, we mainly focus on characterization of genes & gene expression related to cellular water channels (aquaporins) in our mandate crops. Aquaporins … Continue reading Molecular Physiology
For us gems means GEMS, or G*E*M*S (genotype by environment by management by society) interactions, i.e. the fact that crop yields results from complex biophysical interactions while acceptance depends on farmer/consumer preferences. This complexity becomes an opportunity when it is cracked into components that can be analysed, understood, predicted, and then used to prioritise research investments to maximise return. This is what we do, and this is when GEMS become gems!
For us gems means GEMS, or G*E*M*S (genotype by environment by management by society) interactions, i.e. the fact that crop yields results from complex biophysical interactions while acceptance depends on farmer/consumer preferences. This complexity becomes an opportunity when it is cracked into components that can be analyzed, understood, predicted, and then used to prioritize research investments to maximise return. This is what we do, and this is when GEMS become gems!
A crop performs in different ways in different sites, years and agronomic managements. These are called genotype-by-environment-by management(G*E*M) interactions, and they are a main challenge for breeders and agronomists. There is one more layer of interaction, even more complex: the society (S). Farmers and consumers have different desires, needs, expectations, and a cultivar that fits one may not fit the other (G*E*M*S interactions). The puzzle is complex and challenging but if its components are understood, specific interventions can be undertaken.For instance, breeding for a particular genotype (G, with particular physiological characteristics), for a particular environment (E, with a particular kind of drought pattern that requires a specific adaptive trait), in a particular management practice (M, for instance a sowing density, or a N fertilizer treatment), and targeted to particular farmer/consumer (S, for instance a genotype that produces a lot of rich stover for cattle ranchers) is the need of the hour.