Research Highlights


Technology (Sealer cum healer) for Mango Trunk borer management:

The mango stem borer (Batocera rufomaculata Cerambycidae: Coleoptera)is increasingly becoming a menace in the older (>10 years) mango orchads across the country. Several thousands of trees have been lost in the last decade. The borer, a beetle of almost 4- 5 cm length, lays eggs on the main trunk of relatively older mango trees during May and December. The grubs bore and eat below the bark. As it grows, the tunnelling is extensive but below the...


A new whole pod edible dual purpose Pea variety Arka Apoorva

Garden pea (Pisum sativum L. var. hortense) also called sweet pea is a choice vegetable grown for its shelled green seeds rich in protein (7.2 %).  In India, it is grown in an area of 0.35 million ha. with the production of 2.91 million metric tonnes and productivity is 8.31 t/ha. In garden peas, though whole mature fresh pods are purchased by the consumer, the fibrous pod walls are discarded and only the...

 

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,...

Success Stories

Post harvest removal of blackening in mango fruit is worked out

 

Smudgy fungal blemishes or surface blackening on late maturing mango varieties was recorded in Odisha as well as in various states during current mango season. Scientifically it is proved that this kind of blackening takes place in the absence of sap feeding insects and the pathogen responsible for this is different from sooty mould. This melanised fungal growth downgrades the fruits ‘eye appeal by spoiling green fresh look of mangoes and appears  at the time...

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ICAR-IIHR organized special training programme on Advances in Production Technology of Horticulture Crops for Horticulture Officers and Local Resource Persons (LRP) of FPOs

 

A four-day special training programme was organized on Advances in Production Technology of Horticultural Crops for Officers of Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka and Local Resource Persons (LRPs) of Farmers Producer organizations (FPOs) sponsored by Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka at...

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