The annual workshop or the AICRPG was organised at UAS, Dharawd. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Chengappa, Ex VC of UAS Bangalore. Dr. JH Kuklarni, Ex VC, UAS Dharwad was special guest and Dr. DP Biradar, VC, UAS Dharwad presided over the function. The research highlights of the Kharif and Rabi seasons were presented by Dr. Radhakrishnan, Director, DGR. Three publications were released during the function. The dignitaries emphasized on stagnation in national groundnut productivity, shifting in consumers’ priorities from cereal to protein based consumption habits, competitiveness of groundnut cultivation in respect to other crops, development of value chain, soil health, focus on R & D parallels etc.
The three day long workshop discussed in detail the progress of the last one years work and planned the technical programme for the coming year. The allocation of breeder seed production targets for 2017-18 also was made.
There was a discussion on the breeding programmes on drought tolerance and a new programme was formulated The workshop ended with a plenary session on third day i.e., 27/04/2017 in the chairmanship of Dr. B. S. Janagoudar, Director of Education, UAS Dharwad.