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Expert NameDr. M Bhag Mal
InstitutionIndian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute
CityJhansi - Uttar Pradesh
Telephone91 517 444771
EmailIGFRI (at)
Work ExperienceOver thirty years of research experience in the field of plant genetic resources and genetics and plant breeding. Developed six forage crop varieties. Conducted basic studies related to heredity, genetic advance, D2 analysis, Line X Tester analysis and genotype X environment interactions in fodder crops; Served on the Monitoring Team for Breeder Seed Production of forage crop varieties. Worked as Head, Division of Plant Improvement at IGFRI, Jhansi, the duties included planning, monitoring and coordinating research programmes on germplasm resources, cytogenetics & plant breeding. As project coordinator (underutilized crops) at NBPGR, New Delhi planning, monitoring and coordinating research programmes at the research work of 25 funded as well as voluntary centres located in different agro-programme on underutilized crops. As Assistant Director General (Food & Forage Crops) at the ICAR HQ I have provided support in execution of programmes on seed production & seed technology. As Di
QualificationsB.Sc. Agriculture, Agra University, Agra, 1962. M.Sc. Agriculture, Botany, Agra University, Agra, 1964. Ph.D. Botany, Jiwaji University, Gwalior 1985.
Number of Publications112
Awards1. Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources (1990-1995). 2. Member, Working Group on Jojoba, Dept. of Wasteland Development, Govt of India. 3. Member-Secretary, ICAR Scientific Panel on Plant Breeding.
Other Activities1. Indian Society for Advancement of Breeding Researches in Asia and Oceania, Japan. 2. Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources. 3. Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 4. Indian Society for Research on Range Management. 5. Vice-President, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 6. Member, Central Subcommittee for Release and Notification of Crop Varieties, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India.
Publications1. Life Support species - Diversity and Conservation, NBPGR, New Delhi, 190 p. 2. Underutilized Grain Legumes and Pseudocereals - Their Potentials in Asia, RAPA Publication 1994/14 Reg. Office for Asia & the Pacific, FAO, Bangkok, 162 p. 3. A book on Forages - Indo-UK Workshop on Transfer of Forage Production Technologies Jhansi, Dec. 2-4, 1996. 4. Forage crop improvement through genetic resources pp. 111-120. In: Pasture & Forage Crops. Panjab Singh (ed) IGFRI, Jhansi, 44 p. 5. Under-utilized Plant Resources. In: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation & Management. R.S. Paroda and R.K. Arora (Eds.). IBPGR Office for South and Southeast Asia, 392 p.
DisciplineAgricultural Sciences
Last updated09/05/2007 11:38:00

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