Research Highlights

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, Chhatishgarh and Gujarat are the major tomato-growing states...

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,...

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NABARD Project Implementing Officers Visit ICAR- IIHR

 

A team of 35 Project Implementing officers from 14  NGO's and 3 officials facilitated by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural development (NABARD) visited ICAR-IIHR on March 17, 2015 for a exposure visit. The NGO"s are supported by NABARD for rural development through community efforts. The main aim of the visit was to acquaint the officers with the technologies of IIHR which can be incorporated into their programmes. The visitors interacted with the scientists...

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