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New Yard Long Bean Selection Arka Mangala for high yield


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.

National Conference on Horticultural crops of Humid tropics - Diversification and Sustainability

05/25/2017 09:00
05/26/2017 18:00

National Conference on Horticultural crops of Humid tropics - Diversification and Sustainability 


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Dental health awareness cum Check up camp organised at CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar

Dental health awareness cum Check up camp organised at CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar


A free ‘dental health awareness programme cum check up camp’ was organised on 21st April 2017, at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar for the benefit of the staff, trainees, filed and farm workers. The Camp was organised in association with the resource persons from “Bibhuti Bhushan Memorial Dental Hospital and Research Centre (BBMDH&RC), Jaydev vihar, Bhubaneswar, which is empanelled under CGHS.

Dr. H. S. Singh, Head of the Station, welcomed the resource persons from BBMDH&RC, Staff and other participants to the camp. While addressing the audience he highlighted the problem of dental health negligence among the majority of the population of all age groups. He also emphasised upon the relation between good oral hygiene with various other ailments in other parts of the body. Dr. Malay Swain, BDS, described the issues related to the dental problems and how to manage them by regular brushing, avoiding unhealthy lifestyle and balanced nutrition. He called upon the staff to take benefit of the specialised dental health facilities at BBMDH&RC at CGHS rates.


During the dental check-up session more than 40 persons including Scientists, Technical staff, Supporting staff, apprentice trainees, contractual staff, field labourers got their teeth checked up. The doctors thoroughly checked the participants, diagnosed and prescribed further treatment and medications on case by case basis. The resource persons from BBMDH&RC informed that free treatment facility to the contractual staff and field workers enrolled under the ESI scheme can be provided with due referral from ESI hospital.  Dr. P Srinivas, Senior Scientist and In-charge, Staff Welfare Committee, and proposing vote of thanks and coordinated the programme.





Updated on 24.04.2017

Farmers of Adopted Village were Trained on Beekeeping

Farmers of Adopted Village were Trained on Beekeeping


A hands-on training programme on beekeeping was organized on April 18, 2017 at the Division of Entomology and Nematology, IIHR, Bengaluru for the selected farmers of ICAR-IIHR adopted village i.e. Linganahalli. This training has been taken up as part of the ongoing Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG) and Swachha Bharat implementation programme of the Institute. This training aimed at enhancing the awareness among farmers about beekeeping and the pollination services offered by honey bees. Farmers were explained about maintenance of  the bee hives, beekeeping accessories and live bee colonies. Preliminary information on how to start beekeeping, management of bee hives during dearth periods, the economics of beekeeping, bee products and role of bees in crop pollination was explained to the farmers. As a follow up, it is proposed to distribute bee colonies to farmers in May 2017, so that active beekeeping can be initiated in  adopted Village, which would motivate other farmers. Dr K Achala Pari Purna, Senior Scientist, Division of Social Sciences & Training, Dr PVR Reddy, Principal Scientist imparted the training.




Updated on 22.04.2017