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Mushroom Fortified Instant Rasam Mix


Mushrooms, a rich source of proteins superior to most common fruits and vegetables with the exception of beans and peas provide 29% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) for vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and 23% of the RDI for niacin and are the only natural vegetarian source of vitamin D. Mushrooms are a better source of iron as compared to vegetables and thus can be an effective tool to mitigate iron malnutrition in the country. Due to their low glycemic index and...

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‘Arka Agni’ blooms in farmer’s field


Gangamma Mudki w/o  Virupakshappa Mudki of Kaginalli village, Shikaripura Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka has taken up cultivation of ICAR-IIHR marigold variety 'Arka Agni' in 500 area.  Planted in the middle August, she was happy to get the flowers for both Dasara and Deepavali when the flowers were in peak demand.  “Flowering started 45 days after planting and we harvested flowers at weekly interval till...

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Off-Campus Training on "Nematode Management in Horticultural Crops" was Organized at Adopted Village


ICAR-IIHR organized an off-campus training programme on 'Nematode Management in Horticultural Crops' at Linganehalli (adopted village) on 3.2.2016. The purpose was to train the farmers on various aspects of nematode management in ecosystem of horticultural crops. The training was organized at the field Mr Muniraju, a progressive farmer of Linganehalli.


Dr MS Rao, Principal...