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JK Agri Genetics (JKA), an erstwhile division of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., was established in 1989 with its headquarters at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (India). The division is concentrating on research and development, production, processing and marketing of hybrid seeds of Sorghum, Pearl Millet, Maize, Cotton, Rice, Sunflower, Tomato, Okra and Hot Pepper.
Ever since its inception the division has been driven by continuous innovation in every field of activity like Management,
Ever since its inception the division has been driven by continuous innovation in every field of activity like Management, Research, Production, Processing, Quality and Marketing. This has resulted in the establishment of a strong trust and brand equity of JK seeds amongst the consumers, channel members, suppliers, government officials and others. The name JK seeds inspires prosperity to all its stakeholders. A Group of committed, highly qualified, experienced, top-ranking professionals in the seed industry operate this Division under the guidance and supervision of Top Core Management.
Backed by large collection of germ plasm, their breeders with the rich experience and knowledge bring world class products continuously excelling and setting new standards as demanded by the customers nation wide. Apart from targeting the yield improvements, the breeding programs in various crops also focus on breeding for biotic / abiotic stresses, quality traits etc., The Products are tested extensively across the nation in our 19 multi locational trial centers, regional testing centers and farmers fields under varied agro climatic conditions and farming situations. They have a 'Participatory Plant Breeding Process' in which the customers and channel members interact with their breeders and help in the setting up the breeding objectives and also select the hybrids best suited to their environs on parameters like performance, quality of produce, pest tolerance, end uses etc., Only the best rolls out to occupy top positions in various niche markets. Some of our hybrids of grain sorghum, pearl millet and maize have been recommended for release by national apex agricultural research body - ICAR and further notified by Governmernt of India for cultivation in India in different agro-climatic zones.
JKAL has collaborative research projects with several national, international institutes and agricultural universities to bring world-class technology in to their products. The Research and Development centre of JKAL has been recognised by The Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. With the continous support of the farming community JKAL has achieved leadership in crops like pearl millet, sorghum and cotton. Medicinal Plants JKAL is planning to diversify into research on medicinal and aromatic plants with core activities including cultivation, contract farming, varietal development, quality extract production and chemical & DNA finger printing.
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