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Mango - Arka Aruna

Arka Aruna : Fruit weighs on an average about 500 g. Pulp is pale yellow in colour, free from fibre and spongy tissue. Pulp recovery is about 80%. TSS is around 20°Brix. Regular bearing, dwarf statured, suitable for backyard planting, and amenable for 5 x 5 m planting, a mid- season variety.

Mango - Arka Puneet

 

Arka Puneet: It is the progeny from the cross Alphonso x Banganapalli. It is a mid- season variety. Plants are vigorous and regular bearing. Fruit stalk is attached vertically. Fruits are elliptical and on ripening become yellow coloured with red blush. Pulp is firm, orange coloured and is free from fibre and spongy tissue. TSS is around 21°Brix. The pulp recovery is about 65-70%. Keeping quality is good.

Mango - Arka Neelkiran

 

Arka Neelkiran:It is the progeny from the cross Alphonso x Neelum. It is a late season variety, fruits come to harvest during last week of June. Tree is semi-vigorous in nature.Fruit is elliptic in shape, medium sized weighing on an average about 270-280g.Fruit stalk is inserted vertically.Fruits on ripening get golden yellow blush.Skin is smooth, medium thick.Pulp is deep yellow in colour and firm. It is free from fibre and spongy tissue.Pulp recovery is 70%. Keeping quality is good.

Mango - Arka Anmol

 

Arka Anmol: It is derived from the parentage Alphonso x JanardhanPasand. It is a semi-vigorous type, regular bearing and is amenable for high density planting. It is a late season variety, fruits coming to harvest during second to third week of June.Fruits are oblong in shape, medium sized, weighing on an average about 300-330g. Stalk is inserted vertically. Fruits on maturity will be dull green in colour, attaining uniform golden yellow colour on ripening. Skin is thin and smooth. Pulp is orange coloured, firm and free from fibre and spongy tissue with good sugar-acid blend. TSS is around 19° Brix. The pulp recovery is about 70-75%. Keeping quality is good.

Training programme on “Nematode management under protected cultivation using biopesticides”

Training programme on “Nematode management under protected cultivation using biopesticides25-06-15

 

A training programme on “Nematode management under protected cultivation using biopesticides” was held at Chikkaballapura, Karnataka on 25th June 2015 at Panchayat Taluk Hall, Chikkaballapura. The programme was conducted by ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru in association with NABARD, Bengaluru and Dept. of Horticulture, Chikkaballapura District, Karnataka. Around hundred farmers and polyhouse growers participated in the training programme. It was inaugurated by Shri. P.A. Mohan, President, Panchayat Taluk and presided by Smt. B. B. Cauvery, Chief Executive Officer, Chikkaballapura District Karnataka.

 

Polyhouse growers and farmers, Chikkaballapura district, at the training programme on biopesticides

 

At the outset, Dr. B. Narayanaswamy, Principal Scientist, Division of Extension and Training, IIHR welcomed all the participants and highlighted the importance of nematode problems in protected cultivation and the ways to reduce them by using IIHR bio-pesticides.

 

Smt. B.B.Cauvery, Chief Executive Officer, Chikkaballapura District, Karnataka distributing biopesticides to polyhouse growers

Dr. M. S. Rao, Principal Scientist, Division of Entomology & Nematology, IIHR and Innovator of the biopesticide technologies elaborated the farmers about the application of IIHR bio-pesticides and exhibited a video to train the farmers for mitigating the nematode problems and associated fungal and bacterial disease complexes in polyhouse crops and increase crop yield in an eco-friendly and cost effective manner.

Demonstration on vermicompost enrichment with biopesticides

 

Smt. M. Gayathri, DDH, Chikkaballapura District detailed about the state-funded projects and subsidies available for the benefit of polyhouse growers and also highlighted  the importance of the training programme on biopesticides. Dr. R. Umamaheswari, Scientist, Division of Entomology & Nematology demonstrated the farmers on enrichment of vermicompost/ neem cake with biopesticides and the application technology.

 

Farmers interacted with the IIHR scientists and SADHs from various taluks of Chikkballapura District and cleared their queries on crop production and protection technologies in protected cultivation. Later, Paecilomyces lilacinus and Arka All Rounder formulations were distributed to the farmers to popularize the use of biopesticides against nematodes.

 

HON’BLE FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT SHRI V PRADEEP KUMAR DEV VISITED CHES, BHUBANESWAR

HON’BLE FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT SHRI V PRADEEP KUMAR DEV VISITED CHES, BHUBANESWAR

 

Former Member of Parliament, Visakhapatnam Shri V Pradeep Kumar Dev visited CHES, Bhubaneswar on 25.06.2015 along with the State Horticulture Officers.  Making visit to various experimental fields of the Station, he acquainted himself about various kinds of research works being carried out for the welfare of farmers of Eastern region.  He was highly pleased with the overall maintenance of the orchards and other field despite having unfavourable soil conditions. He showed keen interest on the different mango varieties being maintained at the Station. The collection of various germplasm of underutilised fruits like rose apple and cucurbits like Melothria also appealed to his deep interest. He also noted the efforts of the Station for providing different varieties of fruits and vegetables that the station has made available for the public.  Dr. H. S. Singh, Head of the Station, apprised him about the work being done in the tribal areas under Tribal Sub Plan in Gajapati and Rayagada districts of Odisha.  While interacting with the Scientists of the Station Shri. Dev shared his experiences about the vast collection of fruit crops in his constituency. While commenting the overall quality of research work and the upkeep of the Station, he called upon the scientists to continue the good work in future too.  He recalled and shared his view about good work of IIHR, Bengaluru that he experienced during his visit as Member of Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture.

 

 

 

VISIT OF HON’BLE MINISTER OF REVENUE, GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA AT CHES, BHUBANESWAR

VISIT OF HON’BLE MINISTER OF REVENUE, GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA AT CHES, BHUBANESWAR

 

Shri B. Routray, Minister of Revenue, Government of Odisha paid a visit to CHES, Bhubaneswar on 23.06.2015.  He made a round to various experiment fields and gathered the information on various kinds of research works being done for the welfare of farmers of Eastern region.  While interacting with the scientists of the station, he appreciated the works especially on conservation of underutilized fruit crops and underutilized cucurbits crops.  He also appreciated for kind of varieties in fruits and vegetables that the station has made available for the public.  He also appreciated the work being done in the tribal areas under TSP project.  He emphasized more attention on the research output which can give direct benefit to the farmers.  On the occasion, Shri S Nanda, Director, Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Odisha explained the higher level of interaction and co-ordination between CHES and Directorate of Horticulture.  Later on, the Technical Support Group meeting of Horticulture department was convened wherein Department officers, experts from OUAT, CTCRI, CIP, Odisha Agro, various Stake holders of organic farming have participated.  Dr H S Singh, Head acted as one of the member in the Technical Support Group meeting.

 

 

 

 

World Yoga day organized at CHES, Bhubaneswar

World Yoga day organized at CHES, Bhubaneswar

 

All the staff and apprentice of CHES, Bhubaneswar participated in a Yoga Session to highlight the importance of physical and mental well being among the employees.  The session was guided by the Head of the Station Dr H S Singh who demonstrated the warm up postures and breathing exercises to the audience.  The participants followed the demonstration and performed Yoga accordingly.  It was decided that more such sessions will be organized in coming days at the station.

 

 

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