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...

Success Stories

SUCCESS STORY OF USING BIOPESTICIDES FOR NEMATODE MANAGEMENT IN HORTICULTURAL CROPS

 

Plant parasitic nematodes are one of the major biotic constraints in horticultural crops causing a yield loss of 15-20% under field conditions which can exceed up to 45-50% under protected conditions.  As indiscriminate use of  chemical nematicides pose serious threat to environment and human health, IIHR has developed eco-friendly technologies for sustainable management of nematode problems in horticultural crops viz., tomato,...

Latest News

ICAR-IIHR participated in Kharif Kisan Sammelan 2015, Muzaffarnagar

 

ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) participated in Kharif Kisan Sammelan 2015, Muzaffarnagar on June 27, 2015. It was jointly organized by Sardar Vallabhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Muzaffanagar. The purpose of the Sammelan was to create awareness among the farmers of Muzaffarnagar region about improved horticultural production technologies.

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