ICRISAT facility to cut seed breeding time

The Hindu | Feb 14, 2020 at 6:56 PM
  • The International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) unveiled a new facility at its premises on Friday that will revolutionise seed breeding by reducing the time to produce them.
  • Called RapidGen, a moniker for Rapid Generation Advancement, the facility will accelerate the plant life cycle in light, temperature and humidity controlled conditions.
  • RapidGen comprises three installations — testbed optimisation chambers, lighting controlled greenhouse bays, and a temperature-regulated light deprivation polyhouse.