Research Highlights

Arka Saka Nivaraka’ - an environmentally-safe technology for prevention of spongy tissue in Alphonso mango

Spongy tissue disorder of Alphonso mango has been plaguing both domestic and export marketing. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, for the first time in the world, developed an environmentally-safe formulation ‘Arka Saka Nivarak’ for prevention of spongy tissue. The invention is a result of systematic basic and strategic research efforts spread over 15 years since 1998 of Dr. V. Ravindra,...

Success Stories

Poly mulching in Tomato cultivation – A successful venture by a farm woman


Tomato is an important commercial vegetable crop in India. Tomato farmers are facing problems due to the climate change which leads to outbreak of pest and diseases, drought situation, bore wells going dry, labour scarcity etc. In last 3-4 years major diseases like late blight and leaf curl have emerged as devastating problems for tomato crop. Subsequently cost of cultivation has also gone up and labour shortage has a major threat for farming community...

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Proceedings of the Brain storming session on “Nematodes problems under protected cultivation”


Growing of vegetables and floriculture crops under protected cultivation is receiving utmost attention and gaining popularity among farming community across the country. Government of India launched Horticultural Technology Mission Project and under this programme large number of polyhouses are being constructed in various states  all over India.

The ideal...