Sugarcane Research Institute

Pusa is the heritage of agricultural research.  On the 1st April, 1905, the Viceroy and Governor General of India Lord Curzon laid foundation stone of the 1st Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, Bihar. The Institute started functioning with 5 disciplines viz., Agricultural and Animal Breeding, Chemistry, Economic Botany, Mycology and Entomology.  The Institute was renamed as Imperial Agricultural Research Institute on 1911. The most disastrous earthquake of 1934 irreparably damaged the magnificent building of the institute. Government decided to transfer the institute to Delhi. The building was pulled down. The entire assets of the laboratory at Pusa were transferred to Delhi by October and the new building was inaugurated on 7th November, 1936 at Delhi.

With shifting of IARI to Delhi, Central Sugarcane Research Station was transferred from Mushari (Muzaffarpur) to Pusa(Samastipur) in 1936. After independence the Institute was renamed as Sugarcane Research Institute and it was under the control of Govt. of Bihar. With the establishment of Rajendra Agricultural University on 3rd December, 1970 it became a part of the University.  With the conversion of the Rajendra Agricultural University in to Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University w.e.f. 07.10.2016, now it is a part of the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University.


  • To carry out research in the areas of crop improvement, crop production and plant protection.

  • To rejuvenate old varieties having extra ordinary performance and to propagate new varieties using modern technologies.

  • Evaluation of high yielding and non flowering varieties with higher sucrose.

  • To control diseases and insect pests including nematodes either by breeding for resistance or by developing effective control measures.

  • To organize training programmes for the scientific and technical personnel engaged in Sugarcane Research & Development.

  • Maintenance of disease free seed materials for distribution to the cooperating organizations.

 

Varieties developed and released for commercial cultivation in Bihar by the Institute

SL. No. Varieties Maturity Group Yield (t/ha) Recovery

(%)

Year of release
1. BO 03 MS 40-75 10.5 1955
2. BO 10 ME 47.5-70 10.7 1947
3. BO 11 ME 55- 80 10.9 1946
4. BO 14 MS 91.0 10.0 1955
5. BO 17 MS 95.0 10.0 1955
6. BO 21 ME 92.0 10.5 1953
7. BO 22 ME 94.0 10.8 1953
8. BO 24 MS 96.0 11.2 1951
9. BO 29 MS 90.0 10.0 1956
10. BO 32 MS 93.0 10.4 1959
11. BO 34 ME 95.0 10.0 1959
12. BO 43 E 90.0 11.0 1961
13. BO 44 E 91.0 10.0 1961
14. BO 47 E 95.0 11.3 1963
15. BO 50 ME 89.0 10.8 1965
16. BO 51 ME 90.0 10.7 1965
17. BO 65 MS 90.0 10.3 1968
18. BO 70 ME 105.0 10.7 1972
19. BO 74 MS 95.0 10.2 1974
20. BO 75 E 92.0 1974
21. BO 76 ME 70.0 10.0 1974
22. BO 84 MS 82.0 10.3 1976
23. BO 88 MS 88.0 10.8 1977
24. BO 89 MS 90.0 10.8 1977
25. BO 90 E 70.0 11.0 1977
26. CoP 1 ME 50.0 10.8 1974
27. CoP 2 E 50.0 10.0 1974
28. BO 91 MS 78.0 10.2 1978
29. BO 99 E 85.0 10.7 1978
30. BO 102 E 95.0 11.5 1986
31. BO 104 ML 95.0 10.2 1984
32. BO 106 ML 90.0 10.4 1984
33. BO 108 ML 89.0 10.5 1984
34. BO 109 ML 80.0 11.2 1986
35. BO 110 ML 78.0 10.4 1988
36. BO 116 E 80.0 10.7 1989
37. BO 120 E 85.0 11.0 1989
38. BO 128 ML 88.0 11.0 1993
39. CoP 9206 ML 85.0 10.8 1994
40. BO 130 E 90.0 10.5 1997
41. CoP 9301 E 88.0 11.0 1996
42. CoP 9302 ML 94.0 10.8 1996
43. BO 136 ML 85.0 10.5 2002
44. BO 137 ML 88.0 10.4 2002
45. BO 138 E 85.0 10.7 2003
46. CoP 9702 ML 85.0 10.8 2003
47. BO 139 E 84.0 11.0 2005

RECENTLY RELEASED VARIETIES 

Name of the varieties Maturity group Year of release
State ICAR
BO 146 Mid-late 2008 2009 (Identified)
CoP 2061
(CoP 06436)
Mid-late 2011 2015 (Released and  Notified)
BO 153 Early 2011
CoP 112 Early 2015
BO 154 Mid-late 2015
CoP 09437 Mid-late 2016 (Identified)
Rajendra Ganna 1  (CoP 16437) Early
Sl. No. Name Designation Subject Email
1 Dr. R. C. Rai Director Plant Pathology director.sri@rpcau.ac.in
2 Dr. Santosh Kumar Thakur Associate Professor Soil Science santosh.sri@rpcau.ac.in
3 Dr. Navnit Kumar Assistant Professor Agronomy navnit.sri@rpcau.ac.in
4 Dr. Shiv Pujan Singh Assistant Professor Ag. Economics spsingh.sri@rpcau.ac.in
5 Dr. Hari Chand Assistant Professor Entomology  harichand.sri@rpcau.ac.in
6 Sri Anil Kumar Assistant Professor Entomology
7 Dr. Ashutosh Singh Assistant Professor Biotechnology ashutosh@rpcau.ac.in
8 Dr. Balwant Kumar Assistant Professor Plant Breeding balwant@rpcau.ac.in
9 Dr. Dharm Nath Kamat Assistant Professor Plant Breeding dnkamat@rpcau.ac.in
10 Dr. Rajeev Nayan Bahuguna Assistant Professor Plant Physiology rnbahuguna@rpcau.ac.in
11 Dr. Minnatullah Assistant Professor Plant Pathology  minatullah@rpcau.ac.in
12 Er. Anupam Amitabh Assistant Professor Process. & Food Engg. anupam@rpcau.ac.in
13 Dr. C.K. Jha Assistant Professor Soil Science ckjha@rpcau.ac.in
14 Sri Sudhir Paswan Assistant Professor Statistics sudhir.sri@rpcau.ac.in
15 Dr. Sunita Kumari Meena Assistant Professor Soil Science sunita.meena@rpcau.ac.in
16 Dr. Lalita Rana Assistant Professor Agronomy lalita@rpcau.ac.in
17 Dr. Meenakshi Dwivedi Assistant Professor Plant Pathology meenakshi@rpcau.ac.in