Division of Vegetable Crops
1) A.K.Nair. (2000). Effect of farmyard manure and fertilizer levels on yield of maize(Zea mays L.) and succeeding rice bean (Vigina umbellate) crop in Sikkim. Indian Journal Agricultural Science, 70 (4): 239-240
2) Nair,A.K., Sujatha A. Nair, R.P.Dubey, N. Ravisankar and S.C. Pramanik.(2000). Evaluation of cucurbitaceous vegetables as intercrop in coconut plantations in Andamans. Indian Journal Agricultural Science,70 (4):241-242
I have been working at IIHR, since, September 1992 onwards my contribution in the field of Vegetable Breeding are as follows I have collected , evaluated, characterized, utilized and maintained of watermelon (120) muskmelon (125 ), cucumber (150), ash gourd ( 40) and Okra (175 ) germplasm accessions for breeding programme in the Vegetable Breeding Lab.II.. I have identified as a sources of resistance to major diseases namely Watermelon Bud Necrosis Virus ( Citullus colocynthis , C. lanatus var. citroids) fusarium wilt and gummy stem blight in watermelon.
Developed and released totally 31 legume vegetable varieties in french bean (5), garden pea (12), dolichos bean (11) and vegetable Cowpea (4). Of them, 8 are notified at National level; 2 varieties at State level and 21 varieties at Institute level = Total 31
• Developed pollination technique for efficient hybrid seed production of brinjal Cv.Arka Navneet. • Standardised pollination technique for efficient hybrid seed production of chilli using Cytoplasmic genic male sterile lines to avoid emasculation • Standardised pollination technique for efficient hybrid seed production of tomato using exserted stigma (Ex-3) lines to avoid emasculation • Standardised the time of planting for effective synchronization of flowering in Cytoplasmic male sterile lines and Pollinator lines of Onion Cv.Arka Lalima.
( Development of stable CGMS lines in chilli ii) Development of promising chilli varieties/ F1 hybrids viz., Arka Suphal, Arka Meghana, Arka Sweta and Arka Harita iii) Incorporation of powdery mildew resistance into promising hot pepper and bell pepper lines iv) Development of hot pepper lines tolerant to moisture stress v) Development of heat tolerant bell pepper lines vi) Identification of sources of resistance to CMV, CVMV , bacterial wilt, phytophthora blight & thrips