Research Highlights

Arka Rakshak: High yielding triple disease resistant tomato F1 hybrid with export potential

 

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is the second most important vegetable crop in India next only to potato. In India, it is cultivated over an area of 8.79 lakh hectares with a production of 182.26 lakh tonnes. The average productivity is about 20.7  tonnes per hectare. Andra Pradesh, Odissa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Chhatishgarh and Gujarat are the major tomato-growing states...

Success Stories

SUCCESS STORY OF USING BIOPESTICIDES FOR NEMATODE MANAGEMENT IN HORTICULTURAL CROPS

 

Plant parasitic nematodes are one of the major biotic constraints in horticultural crops causing a yield loss of 15-20% under field conditions which can exceed up to 45-50% under protected conditions.  As indiscriminate use of  chemical nematicides pose serious threat to environment and human health, IIHR has developed eco-friendly technologies for sustainable management of nematode problems in horticultural crops viz., tomato,...

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ICAR-IIHR Organized Training on Protected Cultivation of Vegetable Crops

 

A two-day training programme was organized on 'Protected Cultivation of Vegetable Crops' for the farmers and horticulture officers of Karnataka at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) during April 23-24, 2015. The programme was a response to the growing demand for training on protected cultivation of vegetable crops. The objective of the programme was to impart training on scientific management practices of vegetable cultivation under...

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