Research Highlights

ICAR-IIHR identified a new Yard Long Bean Selection Arka Mangala for high yield
Yard Long Bean (Vigna unguiculata sub sp sesquipedalis L.) is an important legume vegetable grown for its tender long green pods.  Arka Mangala had maximum number of pods per plant (42). Yield performance during the kharif seasons of 2009  to 2010 has indicated that Selection Arka Mangala has given average yield of 25 t /ha, while the check varieties Lola and Vyjayathi gave pod yield of  20.75 and 19.75  t/ha...

Success Stories

India’s first triple disease resistant tomato F1 hybrid Arka Rakshak” brings back smile on farmers face


Highlights of Success


  • First public triple disease resistant tomato F1 hybrid in India
  • Yields up to 18 kg/plant
  • Successfully withstood against ToLCV, BW & EB in farmers’ fields
  • Earned an average net...

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Betelvine Farmers Training Programme on 12.12.2014


A Training Programme on betelvine cultivation was conducted on 12.12.2014 at Grama Panchayat Bhavan, Bellodi village, Harihara Taluk, Davanagere District by IIHR in collaboration with Department of Horticulture (GOK), Davanagere. The training programme was supported by RKVY of NHM and DSAD project. Nearly 60 betelvine farmers participated in the training programme.


Betelvine is cultivated in over 800 ha in Harihara Taluk alone .Every day farmers from Bellodi and...