- Encompasses the possible impact of climate change and future strategies to enhance wheat production on a sustainable basis
- Explores the genetic manipulation of wheat to mitigate the effects of climate change
- Includes both biotic and abiotic stresses and their management under changing climate
Part 1: Genetic manipulations 1. New technology and introgression strategies are enabling the systematic exploitation of genetic variation from wild relatives for exploitation in the production of high-yielding wheat varieties adapted to environmental change 2. Genetic manipulation of wheat for different quality traits 3. Induced Mutagenesis to Sustain Wheat Production under Changing Climate 4, Innovations and New Horizons in Chromosome Elimination- Mediated DH Breeding: Five-Decade Journey of Speed Breeding in Wheat 5. Harnessing the Genetic Variation from Wild Triticum and Aegilops Species for Broadening Wheat Gene Pool for Biotic Stress Resistance 6. Potential of biofortified wheat to alleviate hidden hunger 7. A decade of progress on genetic enhancement and development of climate resilient biofortified wheat with enhanced micronutrient concentration 8. Improving nutritional quality of wheat: challenges and progress
PART II: Biotic and Abiotic Stresses 9. Taming the Beast-Wheat Blast Disease 10. Wheat rust research- impact, thrusts and road map to sustained wheat production 11. Dynamic wheats for the abiotic conditions of future farming systems: Whole plant traits and selection tools for breeding and management 12. Field crop breeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses at ICARDA: Achievements and Prospects 13. Mitigating abiotic stress for enhancing wheat productivity 14. Phenomics to accelerate wheat improvement in agro-ecosystems challenged by abiotic stresses: Focus on unexplored adaptive traits to stabilize yield
Part III: Resource Management and Impact of Climate Change 15. Climate Smart Agriculture in Intensive Wheat Based Systems of South Asia 16. Wheat productivity enhancement through climate smart practices 17. Resource Optimization for Enhanced Wheat Productivity 18. Wheat productivity enhancement through climate smart practices 19. Optimization of resources for sustainable wheat productivity and enhanced profitability 20. Sustainability is crucial to guard wheat productivity enhancement in the era of climate change
Dr Sindhu Sareen has more than 25 years of research experience in genetics and cytogenetics. Presently she is working on abiotic stresses particularly heat and drought tolerance. She is associated with various national and international collaborative projects such as NICRA, ICAR extramural research project, National Agricultural Science fund (NASF), DBT - BBSRC, USAID- CIMMYT projects. She has developed various trait specific genetic stocks. She has more than 100 publications to her credit including 70 peer reviewed. 10 book chapters. She is General Secretary of the Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research. She organized 4th International Group Meeting on "Wheat productivity enhancement through climate smart practices as Organizing Secretary and is a recipient of the YS Murty Young Scientist Award and Best Women Scientist Award.
Dr. Pradeep Sharma has over 18 years' experience of research in plant molecular biology particularly in genomics. His work includes abiotic stresses (drought and heat) and understating the role of epigenetics and small non-coding RNAs in wheat. Currently guiding 2 PhD students in wheat Biotechnology and earlier associated with several project such as Agri-Bioinformatics Promotion Program, ACIAR-DST, and DBT-BBSRC projects etc. He has published 90 peer reviewed papers, editor of six books published in CRC, Elsevier and Academic Press, and 15 book chapters. Dr Sharma has been associated with a recently released bread wheat variety DBW71 and three trait specific genetic and has been awarded with ICAR-Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award, NAAS- Young Scientist 2007 and ISCA- Pran Vohra Awards. Dr Sharma is Chief Editor of Wheat and Barley Research.
Dr. Charan Singh's major area of interest is breeding of wheat genotypes for biotic (Spot blotch, rusts), abiotic (drought) tolerance/resistance and DUS characterization. Presently, he is working as Scientist (Plant Breeding) in Crop Improvement, ICAR- Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal, India.Dr. Charan Singh's major area of interest is breeding of wheat genotypes for biotic (Spot blotch, rusts), abiotic (drought) tolerance/resistance and DUS characterization. Presently, he is working as Scientist (Plant Breeding) in Crop Improvement, ICAR- Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal, India.
Dr. Poonam Jasrotia is a Senior Scientist in Agricultural Entomology in ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal. Her research focuses on the mechanism and basis of aphid resistance in wheat and barley crops and identifying novel sources of aphid resistance for use by breeders in varietal developmental program. She is also associated with research to develop polymer-enhanced botanical alternatives to synthetic chemicals for management of stored grain pests of wheat. Dr. P.Jasrotia has a diverse background with work at Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Center of Israel, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at Michigan State University, MI, USA. She did climate-change related research while working as Sustainability Research Co-ordinator for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research. She has published her research work in high impact journals like PNAS, Global Change Biology-Bioenergy, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment etc.
Pratap Singh, Gyanendra
Dr. Gyanendra Pratap Singh, Director, ICAR- Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR) Karnal is renowned internationally for his significant contribution in wheat breeding and developing 37 varieties of wheat. He has done pioneering wheat improvement for abiotic stress, physiological phenotyping, MARS & MAB. His contribution to research has won him national awards including the Dr. Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, Dr. BP Pal Award, Dr. VS Mathur Memorial Award, BGRI Gene Stewardship Award and Nanaji Deshmukh Outstanding team award. He is a fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research; and is currently President of Society of Advancement of Wheat Research.
Sarial, Ashok Kumar
Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, CSK HPKV, Palampur, HP. has more than three decades rich and varied experience in teaching and research. He is credited with transferring genes for grain length and developing World's longest grain Basmati variety Pusa 1121 released in 2003, world's first aromatic hybrid Basmati Pusa RH 10 parental lines, etc. He served as Fellow of Rockefeller Foundation at Texas University, USA and also worked as Expatriate Expert in World Bank/ UNDP sponsored programme of Ministry of Education, FDR Ethiopia. He is a decorated scientist with various awards, honours and recognitions including IARI Gold Medal, ICAR Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, ICAR recognition award. He was honoured by the farmers, Deptt. of Agriculture, Punjab and COA, Amritsar. HAU, Hisar honoured him with Best Teacher Award besides a Certificate of Honour and VC Appreciation Certificate. He is recipient of NCC Commandant Medal, Ministry of Defence.