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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Visit of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture - February 02-03, 2015


The ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) organized the visit of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture to Bengaluru on February 02-03, 2015. The committee comprising of 12 Members from Loksabha, 4 Members form Rajyasabha, officers from Ministry of Agriculture, GOI and officers from ICAR, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Honourable Shri Hukum Deo Narayaya Yadav had informal discussion on ‘Impact of...