The training on Pollen cryopservation for Hybrid seed production in Vegetables was offered to Sreekantappa.H. Scientist Technology, OTEC. Nunhems India pvt ltd , No. 16, Sri Ramanjaneya Complex,Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore-560 064, India The training module started with the lecture by Dr. P.E. Rajasekharan, Principal Scientist, Division of Flower and Medicinal Crops , on the science of cryopreservation and pollen viability assessment techniques The practical sessions included pollen extraction, in vitro viability assessment, staining, pollen storage and in vivo fertility assessment of the crops viz., Tomato, , Chilli, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Cucumber, Watermelon. The practical sessions were handled by Ms.Laskhmi Mastiholi and Dr.Anil Kumar . For viability assessment hanging drop method was followed in most of the crops .
The valedictory function of the training programme was held on 23th April , 2021 in the Director’s chamber . The trainee Sreekantappa.H. Scientist Technology, OTEC. Nunhems India pvt ltd Dr.P.E.Rajasekharan(Training Coordinator),Dr.H.C.Prasanna(Nodal Officer ,ITMU and was present . The Director, ICAR-IIHR, Dr. M.R.Dinesh distributed certificate to participant for successfully completing the training. In short, the training program was a great success as evident from the excellent feedback given by the participant H.Sreekantappa