Research Highlights

ICAR-IIHR identified a new Yard Long Bean Selection Arka Mangala for high yield
Yard Long Bean (Vigna unguiculata sub sp sesquipedalis L.) is an important legume vegetable grown for its tender long green pods.  Arka Mangala had maximum number of pods per plant (42). Yield performance during the kharif seasons of 2009  to 2010 has indicated that Selection Arka Mangala has given average yield of 25 t /ha, while the check varieties Lola and Vyjayathi gave pod yield of  20.75 and 19.75  t/ha...

Success Stories

India’s first triple disease resistant tomato F1 hybrid Arka Rakshak” brings back smile on farmers face


Highlights of Success


  • First public triple disease resistant tomato F1 hybrid in India
  • Yields up to 18 kg/plant
  • Successfully withstood against ToLCV, BW & EB in farmers’ fields
  • Earned an average net...

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Officers of Kerala were Trained on Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Horticulture


The Division of Extension and Training organized a special training programme for the extension personnel  of Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala under Kerala Horticultural Mission from January 19-24, 2015. 'Integrated pest and disease management in horticultural crops of Kerala' was the theme of the training. The experienced scientists of concerned subject matter shared their research experiences with the participants...