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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.

ICAR-IIHR Participated in Agri INTEX-2017 CODISSIA, Coimbatore

ICAR-IIHR Participated in Agri INTEX-2017 CODISSIA, Coimbatore

ICAR-IIHR participated in 4-day Agri INTEX-2017 CODISSIA FAIR at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu from 14th – 17th July, 2017. The exhibits viz. different varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, medicinal crops, PHT Products, mushroom products and products from KVK, Hirehalli were displayed very effectively and systematically in the high-tech stall. The fair was organised by CODISSIA, Coimbatore in collaboration with ICAR, New Delhi and TNAU by involving Private Industries, SAUs, KVKs, Commodity/ Input Agencies, Banks etc.. for the farmers as well common public. The fair was inaugurated by the Agriculture Minister of Tamil Nadu and attended by many VIPs. There were about 2.5 Lakh visitors in all 4 days. This participation was coordinated by Dr. B. Narayanaswamy, Principal Scientist (Div of Social Sciences and Training) and Dr. Selvakumar Principal Scientist (Div of Soil Science and Agri Chemistry) with the assistance of technical staff Mr. N Ramachandra and Mr. M Lakshmipathy.

23rd Research Advisory Committee Meeting of ICAR-IIHR

23rd Research Advisory Committee Meeting of ICAR-IIHR

The 23rd Research Advisory Committee Meeting of ICAR-IIHR was organized on 18-19th Jul, 2017 under the Chairmanship of Prof. Gautam Kalloo, Ex-DDG (Hort.) & former Vice Chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur. The members included Dr S.N.Pandey, Ex-ADG (Hort.), ICAR, Dr T.P.Rajendran, Ex-ADG (Pl. Protection), ICAR, Dr G.D.Joshi, Ex-Dean, KKV, Dapoli, Dr Srinath Dixit, Director, ATARI, Bengaluru, Dr.Pritam Kalia, Professor Emeritus, IARI, New Delhi, Dr.T.Janakiram, ADG (HS), Dr M.R.Dinesh, Director, ICAR-IIHR and Dr E.Sreenivasa Rao, Member Secretary. All the Heads of Divisions, Sections and Stations of the Institute presented the Research activities, Salient achievements for last year and Future line of work. All the scientists of the Institute also participated in the deliberations. A visit to the Demonstration plots, Breeders seed unit and Food safety referral lab was organised. The RAC reviewed and deliberated on the thrust areas and research work, keeping in view the current needs of the farming community. The committee expressed satisfaction over the research programs being conducted and congratulated the scientific staff.

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