Mysore, India
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Verma S.,CSRandTI
Indian Silk | Year: 2011

Efforts towards modernization through mechanization in mulberry cultivation, silkworm rearing, and harvesting added to the production potential while saving on lime, labor, and delays in many states in Southern India. The impact of technologies and efforts of various agencies resulting in increase in productivity levels was also key to the modernization efforts in sericulture in these states. Most of the farmers adopted modern new technologies and methods of silkworm rearing which brought them prosperity. The concept of separate rearing house was initiated in mid-nineties with emphasis laid on creating hygienic and healthy environment for silkworm rearing. One of the main focuses behind separate silkworm rearing house was to enhance rearing capacity of the farmers that was limited due to rearing in dwelling houses. CSRTI, Mysore, developed designs of independent rearing houses of different capacities suitable to different climatic conditions and all the states in peninsular India extended financial support to farmers for such efforts.


Saha L.M.,CSRandTI | Chanda S.,CSRandTI | Kar N.B.,CSRandTI | Saha A.K.,CSRandTI | And 3 more authors.
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

Silkworm Seed Production Center (SSPC), Raiganj, West Bengal has been putting its special efforts since 2004 in organizing and developing itself as a systematic seed production center. The total annual requirement of commercial seed in the state is about 4.80 crore to produce 1800 MT of raw silk. To fulfill the demand, all the CSB grainages situated in the state including SSPC, Raiganj produce hybrid layings only. Several parameters are responsible for grainage performances/efficiency. Among these, recovery is one of the most important traits which reflect the efficiency not only in terms of quality of dfls but also in grainage management aspects. Prior assessment of the season-wise demand for specific combination of dfls through the field units were resorted to as a pre-condition for procurement of seed cocoons, as it did help in maintaining quality in the production and avoiding excess procurement.


Rahman M.S.,P2 BSF | Gandhi Doss S.,CSRandTI | Ghosh M.K.,CSRandTI | Bajpai A.K.,CSRandTI
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

The Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI), Berhampore, has developed new mulberry varieties that includes C2038 (RG-120), C2036 (RG-76), C2016, C2017, and C2028. The new cold mulberry genotype C2036 (RG 76) is a diploid genotype obtained through cross breeding between Morus indica (HP) and Chinese F1 (23). The erect type plant has deep green color leaves, smooth in nature with seven shoots per plant, which is 702.60 cm in length. The new genotype C2036 yields almost 1.5 times more than other varieties including S1635 and its total yield is 50,029.85 kg/ha/yr against 43,3167.37 kg of S1635 while during winter season, the yield stands at 9240.36 kg against 6519.27 kg of S1635. The growth of C2036 coincided with the good performing season of silkworm rearing of the farmers. The good growth performance of C 2036 will help the farmer for better source of leaves during the winter.

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