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New Yard Long Bean Selection Arka Mangala for high yield

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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 respectively. The percent yield increase in Arka Mangala over check varieties Lola and Vyjayathi was 24 and 30 in that order. During rabi also yields were almost similar.
Plants are tall pole type require staking. Pods are crisp, long (70-80cm), tender, green. Seeds 20-22. Pods are string less can be snapped very easily are without with out parchment. This variety is mainly proposed for the fresh market. The pods are tender, devoid of parchment and the whole pod is suitable as vegetaCultivation of this variety by the farmer will be highly beneficial as it is high yielding.ble.
Salient features of Arka Mangala:

  • Pole, vigorous, photo insensitive.
  • Pod matures in 60 days.
  • Pod yield Yields 25 t/ha.
  • Pods are green with smooth surface.
  • Duration 90-100 days.

CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar celebrated ‘Hindi Week’

CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar celebrated ‘Hindi Week’

Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar celebrated ‘Hindi Week’ from 14th – 20th September, 2017 to promote Hindi in office activities and to foster friendship and understanding among staff through learning process. Sh.  Shubransh Mishra, Zonal Deputy Commissioner, BMC, Bhubaneswar inaugurated the Hindi Diwas and highlighted the significance of Hindi in national integration and development of society. Dr. G C Acharya, Head I/c gave a brief account of office activities being adopted for promotion of Hindi. During the Hindi Week various competitions like Extempore, Essay writing Hindi terminology, and Quiz completion were organized by Dr. P Naresh,  Dr. S Mandal, Dr. P Srinivas and Dr. Kundan Kishore, respectively. Interestingly these events were organized by using IT tool like LCD projector and most of staff participated with great enthusiasm. The valedictory function of week-long event was organized on September 20, 2017 which was graced by Sh. Pradeep Rath, Former Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner, Govt. of odisha. Dr. Laxminarayan, CTCRI, Bhubaneswar, Dr. Manish Kumar, IMMT, Bhubaneswar and scientist from CIWA also participated in the function. In his address, Sh. Rath put emphasis on the importance of language in linking society and people of the country. He told that we should treat different languages equally for the development of society. Dr. Kumar highlighted the need of amalgamation of science with Hindi and vice versa.  Dr. G C Acharya welcomed the guests and congratulated all the staff for their active participation in different events. Dr. Kundan Kishore briefed the gathering about the various activities and competitions held during “Hindi Week”. At the end of the program, prizes were distributed to the winners by the Guests and Head I/c. Dr. P Srinivas proposed the vote of thanks. The program was organized by Dr. Kundan Kishore with the active support of Dr. P. Srinivas, Dr. S. Mandal, Dr. P Naresh and Sh. B C Patra.

Training programme on “Biomanagement of nematodes in tuberose” at Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu

Training programme on “Biomanagement of nematodes in tuberose” at Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu

A training programme on “Biomanagement of nematodes in tuberose” was conducted by ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, Dharmapuri District, Tamil Nadu at Varagoor village, Dharmapuri District on 1st September, 2017. About 50 farmers, NGOs and SHGs participated in the training programme.

At the outset, Shri. Siddharthan, Progressive Farmer of tuberose, welcomed all the participants and highlighted the losses due to nematode damage in tuberose and the economic benefits gained by following IIHR - biopesticide technologies to manage the nematodes in a sustainable manner. He is a successful farmer who earns around Rs. 2 lakhs per month per acre by growing IIHR - Arka Prajwal variety of tuberose and following IIHR Biopesticide technologies for profitable crop production.

Dr. M. S. Rao Principal Scientist and Dr. R. Umamaheswari, Scientist, Division of Entomology & Nematology, ICAR - IIHR explained the symptoms and losses due to nematode damage and the strategies to mitigate the nematode problems through strategic application of IIHR bio-pesticides. Shri. Gunasekaran, Asst. Director of Agriculture, Dharmapuri district and Smt. Sudha Gunasekaran, AO, Farmers Training Centre, Dharmapuri district also emphasized the need for ecofriendly plant protection technologies and adoption of high yielding varieties for sustainable crop production.

Later, demonstrations were also conducted for enrichment of FYM + neem cake with biopesticides and its application in tuberose fields. The entire programme was covered in Doordarshan Podhigai channel and Makkal TV for popularization of the technology among the farmers.

ICAR-IIHR Organized a Field Day on "Improved Varieties and Technologies"

ICAR-IIHR Organized a Field Day on "Improved Varieties and Technologies"

ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) organized a field day on "Improved Varieties and Technologies" on 14.9.2017 at Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru. The purpose was to showcase the productivity potentials and profitability of IIHR technologies such as varieties/ hybrids of vegetables, fruits and ornamental crops, plant protection and soil health management technologies demonstrated to the horticulturists and to interact with them regarding the issues in horticulture. The programme was organized in collaboration with Department of Horticulture (DoH), Government of Karnataka; Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs). More than 350 farmers, extension officials, students, executives of NGOs and FPOs and scientists etc., representing more than 27 districts of Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu,  Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh participated in the field day.

The field day started with a field visit to demonstration plots at the farm of ICAR-IIHR, wherein more than 200 technologies were demonstrated for the benefit of the farmers and other stakeholders. The field visit was followed by an interaction session at the auditorium of ICAR-IIHR, during which there was interface between farmers and the different stakeholders pertaining to management of horticultural crops.

Dr R Venkattakumar. Head Division of Social Sciences and Training extended a warm welcome to the participants. Dr AT Sadashiva, Head, Division of Vegetable Crops explained the participants about the importance of the field day and the technologies demonstrated. Smt. Kshama Patil, Deputy Director of Horticulture (FPOs) explained about the schemes of Department of Horticulture (DoH), Government of Karnataka for the FPOs and horticulturists. Dr Krishna Reddy explained the farmers about plant protection measures to be undertaken in management of horticultural crops. Dr AK Chakravarthy, Head, Division of Entomology and Nematology and Director (I/c) spoke about the importance and adoption of improved practices and called the farmers to have continuous collaboration with ICAR-IIHR to enhance productivity and profitability of horticultural crops. Dr B Balakrishna, Principal Scientist, Division of Social Sciences and Training proposed vote of thanks. Dr SS Hebbar, Principal Scientist, Division of Vegetable Crops moderated the interaction programme.

The visitors realized the potentials of the technologies demonstrated through observations and interactions with the farmers and appreciated the initiative of demonstrating all the technologies at one place. They assured that they will have continuous contact with ICAR-IIHR for adoption of improved horticultural production technologies. They also desired that such programmes need to be organized regularly.

 

Training on Climate Resilient Technologies in collaboration with DHAN foundation at Koratagere on 13.09.2017

Training on Climate Resilient Technologies in collaboration with DHAN foundation at Koratagere on 13.09.2017

KVK, Hirehalli conducted Training on climate resilient technologies in collaboration with DHAN foundation at Koratagere on 13.09.2017

Shri. P.R.Ramesh, Subject Matter Specialist (Soil Science) given lecture on importance of soil testing and facilities available in KVKs.   He also explained about climate resilient technologies demonstrated in Durgada Nagenahalli village.  There was group discussion after the training, Shri. P.R.Ramesh answered all the queries raised by the farmers and farmwomen.

About hundred farmers and farmwomen from different villages attended the training programme and got benefitted.

 

Training programme on pomegranate and lime cultivation, soil health management in Pomegranate at DATC Sira for Pavagada farmers on 07th September 2017

Training programme on pomegranate and lime cultivation, soil health management in Pomegranate at DATC Sira for Pavagada farmers on 07th September 2017

KVK, Hirehalli in collaboration with DATC conducted training programme on lime and pomegranate production practices and soil health management held on 7th September, 2017.

Shri.J.M.Prashanth, SMS (Horticulture) delivered lecture on improved production technologies of lime and pomegranate.  He stressed the importance of pruning and training systems in pomegranate and lime cultivation.  He advised to follow the recommended package of production in fruit trees.

Shri.P.R.Ramesh, SMS (Soil Science) delivered lecture on soil health and water management in horticulture crops.  He explained in detail about soil physical and chemical properties and water use efficiency in horticulture crops.

30 farmers from Pavagada taluck were benefitted from this training programme.

 

Jackfruit Farmers Variety - "SIDDU" (Coppery Red Flakes)

Jackfruit Farmers Variety - "SIDDU" (Coppery Red Flakes)

"SIDDU" Jackfruit Farmers variety released by Excellency Shri Vajubhai Rudabahi Valaji, Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka during inaugural of  the "International Symposium on Horticulture: Priorities & Emerging Trends" on September 4, 2017, at the occasion of celebration of Golden Jubilee of Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru at the J. N. Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Chief guest Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon'ble Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India.

In the presence of  Dr. A. K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticultural Sciences), ICAR, New Delhi  and Dr. M. R. Dinesh, Director, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru. More than 700 National and International researchers, policy-makers, representatives of various R&D organizations, farmers and staff of ICAR-IIHR participated in the programme and during jackfruit farmers variety release.

The farmer Mr. S.S. PARAMESHA, from Chelur, Tumkur district awarded  for "Custodian of Novel Jackfruit Types with High Nutritive Value and Attractive Coppery Red", received from Excellency Shri Vajubhai Rudabahi Valaji, Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka and presence of Chief guest Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon'ble Union Minister, Govt. of India during inaugural of  the "International Symposium on Horticulture: Priorities & Emerging Trends" on September 4, 2017, at the occasion of celebration of Golden Jubilee of Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru at the J. N. Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Further, IIHR entered understanding with farmer for production of planting material of "Siddu" jackfruit.

Varietal Description: Jackfruit Farmer Variety "SIDDU" (Coppery Red Flakes)

The  jackfruit farmer variety tree age is around 35 years identified from Chelur, Tumkur district and shape of the tree is broadly pyramidal. It is classified under small sized fruits (2-5 Kg). Weight of fruits 2.44 kg; Fruit shape irregular; Number of fruits/ tree- 450 (35 yrs.);  and highly suitable for homesteads and commercial. Estimated yield 1098 Kg per tree; Bulb characters: Fruit consumption suit  very much four member in family and each fruits contains (25-30 bulbs). Flakes colour- Coppery Red and quality (sweet and Firm), significantly proved better as compared to the Yellow and white colour flaked one. Weight of  per flakes (24.5 g); Flake thickness (8.5 mm)  and highest total soluble solids was recorded in (31.0 0B). Total soluble solids of these varieties is quite high which is an important parameter related with fruit quality. Phytochemical composition rich in Coppery Red jackfruit (such as Carotenoids (4.43 mg/100g), Lycopene (1.12 mg/100g), Total Flavonoids (3.74 mg catechin equivalents/100g),  Total Phenols (31.76 mg Gallic acid equivalents/100g), Vitamin-C (6.48 mg/100 g) when compared to Yellow and white coloured Flakes. Total antioxidant activity from 11.00 and 14.93 mg AEAC/100g in FRAP and DPPH assay, respectively which indicated potential of its health promoting and functional food components. The  jackfruit farmer variety identified  and documented by Dr. Karunakaran G,  Senior Scientist from IIHR-CHES, Hirehalli.

ICAR-IIHR participated in Telangana Udyana Mahotsavam, 2017 from 27th to 31st August 2017, Hyderabad

ICAR-IIHR participated in Telangana Udyana Mahotsavam, 2017 from 27th  to 31st August 2017, Hyderabad

ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) participated in Telangana Udyana Mahotsavam, 2017 from 27th to 31st August 2017 in Hyderabad. It was an exhibition on Horticulture, Retailing and Processing technologies, Machinery and Allied Industries for facilitating interaction between the researchers, retailers, and entrepreneurs of horticulture organized by Department of Horticulture, Government of Telangana.

ICAR-IIHR participated in the Exhibition and displayed the advanced technologies. Technologies pertaining to fruits, vegetables, ornamental crops, integrated crop management of horticulture crops, post-harvest technologies and technologies promoted by ATIC through posters, live specimens and literature etc. for the benefit of the visitors. ICAR-IIHR stall attracted many farmers and officials; there were about 20,000 visitors from Telangana and other states. This programme was coordinated by Dr T M Reddy, and Dr.K.Achala Paripurna and Mr.M. Lakshmipathy assisted in organising exhibition from Division of Social Sciences and Training, ICAR-IIHR.

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