Research & Development
Research & Development division of Tulasi Seeds Pvt. Ltd. was started in 1994 with a view to develop superior hybrids and OPVs for higher yield, early maturity, better quality and resistance to biotic & abiotic stresses in major crops. The DSIR (Dept. Of Scientific and Industrial Research), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi after thorough verification, were pleased with the R&D activities available, to accord recognition to our in-house R&D .
Due to the continuous efforts at R & D division, several high yielding hybrids in crops like Cotton, Hot Pepper, Maize, Sunflower, Sorghum, Pearl millet, Okra, Egg Plant, Watermelon, Gourds etc have been developed. Very popular and revolutionary Tulasi BG II/Bt cotton hybrids have been approved by the Govt. of India, New Delhi for commercial cultivation and these BG II / BT hybrids are showing excellent performance in farmers fields.
A well equipped quality control laboratory is available where quality tests like seed germination, physical purity, moisture, health etc are conducted. Genetic purity tests (Grow Out Tests) are conducted at Tulasi research farm. A separate quality control squad is available for thorough checking at seed production fields and processing plants. Proper guidance is also given for maintaining hygiene conditions at seed processing plants and seed storage godowns.
Research & Collaboration
The company has collaborated with ICRISAT for development of Pearl Millet (Bajra) & Sorghum (Jowar). In this connection, hybrids like TSH-207 & TSH-216 in Sorghum and TBH-405 & TBH-414 in Pearl Millet have been developed by our R&D. The company has also made collaboration with M/s CIMMYT, Mexico for the development of Maize hybrids.
The company has recently made collaboration with Monsanto for RRF Technology.