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TNAU Private Seed Sector Research and Technology Consortium


TNAU has evolved many high yielding hybrids in agricultural and horticultural crops. In order to make the hybrids reach the farmers in large scale throughout Tamil Nadu and India and in less time, TNAU is involved in commercializing the promising high yielding hybrids to public and private seed producing agencies. To facilitate the commercialization, TNAU has created Private Seed Sector Research and Technology Consortium with public and private seed companies as members. As on June 2019, nine hybrids covering Rice, Maize and Okra have been commercialized through this consortium. License has been given for the varieties Melia dubia MTP 2 (ten firms) and Casuarina MTP 2 (one firm) and their multiplication.

S.NO Name of the hybrids Name of the Member Seed Companies Year
1 Maize - COH (M) 9 M/s. Rasi Seeds Pvt Ltd, Attur, Salem 2019
2 Maize - COH (M) 8 M/s. Proline Seeds Company (India) Pvt Ltd., New Delhi 2019
3 Maize - COH (M) 8 M/s. Trimurti Plant Sciences Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, Telangana 2017
4 Rice - CO4 M/s. Dinakar Seeds Pvt Ltd, Gujarat 2017
5 Maize - COH (M) 7 & COH (M) 8 M/s. Karnataka State Seed Corporation Ltd (KSSC) 2016
6 Rice - CORH 4 M/s. Trimurti Plant Sciences Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, Telangana 2016
7 Rice - CORH 3 M/s. Rasi Seeds Pvt Ltd, Attur, Salem 2014
8 Rice - CORH 3 M/s. Metahelix Life Science Pvt Ltd, Bangalore 2014
9 Rice - CO4 M/s. Rasi Seeds Pvt Ltd, Attur, Salem 2012
10 Okra-COBhH-1 M/s. Kirtiman Agro Genetics Ltd., Aurangabad 2008
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