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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.

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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ICAR-IIHR, BENGALURU LENDS A HELPING HAND TOWARDS HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN NOTH EAST

ICAR-IIHR, BENGALURU LENDS A HELPING HAND TOWARDS HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN NOTH EAST

ICAR-IIHR conducted a Workshop cum training program titled “ Suitable vegetable varieties, mushroom production and value added products of fruits and vegetables for Tripura” at college of Agriculture, Lembucherra, Tripura on 19th March 2017 in coordination with Dr.Sukhen Chandra Das, Assistant Professor of the college as the organizing secretary.   The training programme was attended by 125 people  which included farmers, women, students and staff of the Agriculture college. It was inaugurated by Mr. Haricharan Sarkar, MLA of Bamutia constituency , West Tripura as the Chief guest.     The seed packets of 20  selected vegetable varieties, microbial consortia, neem soap, vegetable special, mushroom spawn, rasam powder and dehyderated fruit and vegetable packets were displayed in the small exhibition. Dr. T.S. Aghora, Principal scientist, vegetable crop division explained the traits and production technology on suitable ICAR-IIHR vegetable varieties. The quality seedling production and protection from major diseases were also covered in the training.   Sample seed packets  of 20 vegetable varieties of 5 sets   were distributed to the some selected farmers for demonstration purpose.   Dr. Meera Pandey, Principal scientist, Mushroom Research lab presented the importance of popularizing the production of mushrooms in Tripura and its suitability in utilizing the surplus paddy straw generated and wasted in the region. She also emphasized on utilization of mushrooms and mushroom value added products for enhancing household nutrition and income. She presented the concept of Ready to fruit (RTF) bag production technology which has been developed by ICAR-IIHR to undertake mushroom cultivation by rural women. The need to establish mechanized spawn production labs in the region to facilitate the growers to get the quality spawn was also discussed. Dr. G. Senthil Kumaran, Principal scientist, Division of PHT & AE described about the post harvest technologies of fruits and vegetables available with ICAR-IIHR like shrink wrapping, osmotic dehydration, RTS juice technology which can be utilized by the farmers to prevent post harvest looses during excess production. Samples of osmotically dehydrated fruits (Papaya, Guava, Mango) were displayed and farmers were also allowed to taste these products to motivate them to take up the technologies for better economic gains. Information pertaining to proper packaging, labelling, licensing was also given to help in better marketing of their products.  The information on suitable machinery for onion cultivation, mango and vegetables were given during the training programme.  An interaction session  was conducted by Dr.M.Datta, Principal & OSD, College of Agriculture, Lembucherra, Agartala to motivate and clarify some doubts of farmers on the information given by the scientists. The farmers’ also gave list of technologies which were interest to them and list of vegetable seeds required from ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru.   They were assured that the necessary arrangements will be made to meet their demand on priority under NEH programme in the year 2017-18.

Participants of the programme

Exhibition of ICAR-IIHR Vegetable, mushroom and post harvest technologies

ICAR-IIHR Suitable vegetable varieties

Mushroom Technology

Post haravest , value addition and machinery

Interaction session

Expression of interest in varieties and technologies

Interface programme with Planters on Integrated Nutrient Management in Coffee based cropping system at ICAR KVK Gonikoppal (ICAR-IIHR)

Interface programme with Planters on Integrated Nutrient Management in Coffee based cropping system at ICAR KVK Gonikoppal (ICAR-IIHR)

ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gonikoppal in association with Yara India limited organized an Interface programme on Integrated Nutrient management in Coffee & Black pepper at KVK Gonikoppal on 16th March 2017. Sixty three  planters, extension personal and rural youth participated in the programme.

The main aim of the programme was to create awareness among the Planter community about Scientific Integrated Nutrient Management practices and its importance in coffee based pepper cropping system. In the beginning, Shri  Veerendra Kumar, K.V. SMS (Plant Protection), KVK Gonikoppal welcomed the dignitaries and planters to the programme and highlighted about the objectives of the  programme.  Shri. Ajith Aiyappa, Proprietor, KC Mandanna & Co, Gonikoppal inaugurated the programme and in his remarks requested the participants to utilize the services given by KVK, Gonikoppal and Yara India, for enhancing the production and quality of coffee and Black pepper. Shri  Prabhakar SMS(Horticulture), KVK Gonikoppal  briefed about the general nutrition management  practices  followed in Coffee and Black pepper with reference to Kodagu District and also explained about the soil test based recommendations from KVK. Dr. Sanjeev Thanvar, Assistant General Manager, Yara India Ltd, highlighted the nutrition requirement of coffee and its management. Dr.  Binay Parida, Agronomist, Yara India explained about the mechanism involved in uptake of nutrients in coffee and pepper and how to get higher efficacy for applied nutrition. The planters actively participated and involved in the interaction programme.

Foundation Stone of the Tissue culture laboratory at CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar

Foundation Stone of the Tissue culture laboratory at CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar

Dr. W.S. Dhillon, Assistant Director General (Horticulture Science-II), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) laid the foundation stone of the Tissue culture laboratory at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar on 17/03/2017 in presence of Dr. T. Janakiram, Assistant Director General (Horticulture Science-I), Dr. M. R. Dinesh, Director of ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Dr. Vishal Nath, Director, ICAR-NRC on Litchi, Dr. H. S. Singh, Head, Scientists and staff of CHES (ICAR-IIHR), government officials, representatives of ICAR institutes and many progressive farmers. The Hon’ble ADG appreciated the timely step taken by ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research to develop such a facility in the region for the year round availability of quality planting material of vegetable crops especially the underutilised cucurbits which have difficulties in traditional propagation methods. He acknowledged the path breaking achievements made by the CHES (ICAR-IIHR) in the area of underutilised cucurbits and its popularisation in the region. He also expressed the hope that the tissue culture laboratory would also serve as a support centre for development of micro-propagation technologies of several other regionally important horticultural crops. The Tissue culture laboratory would be constructed under the NHM-MIDH sponsored project for micro-propagation of underutilised cucurbits in the region.

Inauguration of Multipurpose Farm Building at CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar

Inauguration of Multipurpose Farm Building at CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar

Dr. T. Janakiram, Assistant Director General (Horticulture Science-I), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) inaugurated the Multipurpose Farm Building at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar on 17/03/2017 in presence of Dr. W. S. Dhillon, ADG(HS-II), Dr. M. R. Dinesh, Director of ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Dr. Vishal Nath, Director, ICAR-NRC on Litchi, Dr. H. S. Singh, Head, S  cientists and staff of CHES (ICAR-IIHR), several government officials, representatives of ICAR institutes and many progressive farmers. Conveying his appreciation of the pace of progress of the Station hon’ble ADG expressed hope that the newly constructed farm building will provide much needed support to the research programmes at the Station. He called upon the scientific staff, state officials, students, farmers and other participants gathered on the occasion to carry the message of technological advances and achievements of the ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research in the region to enable horticulture farmers to reap its benefits. Constructed by the CPWD, multipurpose farm building will have different rooms for storage of farm consumables and equipment, parking space for the farm tractors and accessories and power tillers. The building also furnished common room for trainees, supporting and farm staff.

Training on canopy management and flower regulation in mango organized by CHES, Bhubaneswar

Training on canopy management and flower regulation in mango organized by CHES, Bhubaneswar

Training on canopy management and flower regulation in mango was organized by CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar on 16, 17 and 19 March, 2017 for state horticulture officers and mango growers (30) with an aim to improve the productivity of mango under high density planting system through dissemination of feasible scientific interventions. State Horticulture officers from different districts of odisha participated in the training program.  The training program comprised of both theory and field visits of demonstration blocks of plant architecture, canopy management and flower regulation. Dr. P C Lenka, retd. Head, Deptt. of Horticulture, OUAT highlighted the reasons for low adoption of canopy regulation and rejuvenation  in the state, whereas Dr. H S Singh, Head, CHES, Bhubaneswar discussed the present scenario and technological needs of mango industry in east coast region. Dr. Vishal Nath emphasized the need of tree framing in enhancing the productivity of mango.  The training program was made more fruitful with the presentation of Dr. C Aswath, Dr. S, Hebbar and Dr. H S Oberoi on potential of floriculture, protected cultivation and post harvest management, respectively.   Canopy management and flower regulation techniques, pruning techniques and disease incidence in mango were dealt in by Dr. Kundan Kishore, Dr. G C Acharya and Dr. G Sangeetha. Field visits were organized for canopy management and rejuvenation techniques in mango. The Directorate of Horticulture, Govt. of Odisha sponsored the training program which was coordinated by Dr. Kundan Kishore.

Seminar on Plant Architecture and Flower Regulation in mango organized by CHES, Bhubaneswar

Seminar on Plant Architecture and Flower Regulation in mango organized by CHES, Bhubaneswar

A State Level Seminar on Plant Architecture and Flower Regulation in mango’ was organized by CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar on 18th March, 2017 with an aim to highlight the importance and necessity of plant architecture and flower regulation in making mango cultivation sustainable and profitable in the region. The program was inaugurated by Dr. A. K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Hort. Sci.), ICAR, New Delhi and graced by Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (Hort. Sci. -I), Dr. W. S. Dhillon ADG (Hort. Sci. -II),  Dr. C. P. A. Iyer, former Director, ICAR-CISH, Lucknow, Dr. M. R. Dinesh, Director, ICAR-IIHR and Dr. Vishal Nath, Director, ICAR-NRC for Litchi, Muzaffarpur. Inaugurating the Seminar, Dr. A. K. Singh highlighted the scope of horticulture in sustaining the livelihood of farming community in the region and need of dissemination of feasible technologies through linkages between stakeholders for better dissemination and adoption of technologies. He appreciated the efforts of CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar for developing feasible interventions for enhancing mango cultivation in the region. Dr. T Janakiram put emphasis on the development of scientific interventions for enhancing yield and quality of horticultural crops and at the same time appealed the farming community to adopt new techniques in order to increase profitability. Dr. W S Dhillon highlighted the importance of interventions in bridging the yield gap and called upon the research institutes and farming community to work in coherence. Earlier                        Dr. M. R. Dinesh welcomed the guests and participants and described the brief account of seminar and about the technologies of Indian Institute of Horticultural Research. Dr. H S Singh, Head, CHES, Bhubaneswar proposed the vote of thanks and highlighted the implication of canopy management techniques and flower regulation in enhancing the productivity of mango. More than 140 participants comprise of scientists of ICAR institutes, faculties and PhD students of OUAT, retired horticulturists, officials of state horticulture department, KVK scientists, entrepreneurs and mango growers attended the program. A technical bulletin on ‘Approaches for plant architecture, canopy management and flower regulation in mango’ was released on this occasion. The technical session of the seminar was chaired by the renowned pomologist Dr. C P A Iyer. He made a presentation on significance and constraints of high density planting and canopy management in mango and shared his expertise on physiological basis plant architecture with the participants. Dr. W S Dhillon highlighted the scope of training systems in fruit crops through his presentation, whereas                                Dr. Vishal Nath shared his views on rejuvenation of unproductive mango orchards. Dr. V B Patel and Dr. Bikas Das discussed the strategies for developing plant canopy architecture and flower regulation in mango through various means.  The queries of the participants were answered by the presenter.  Earlier in the morning the DDG, ADGs, Directors, Dr. C P A Iyer and scientists visited the mango plantation trained on trellis system and appreciated the effort of CHES (ICAR-IIHR)  giving a new dimension to mango cultivation under high density planting system. Dr. Kundan Kishore, organizing Secretary, Dr. G C Acharya and Dr. P Srinivas, co-organizing secretaries coordinated the program with the help of other scientists and technical staff of the CHES.

ICAR-IIHR participated in Krishi Unnati Mela-2017 at ICAR-IARI, Pusa, New Delhi

ICAR-IIHR participated in Krishi Unnati Mela-2017 at ICAR-IARI, Pusa, New Delhi

ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) participated in Krishi Unnati Mela-2017 at ICAR-IARI, Pusa, New Delhi from 15 to 17, March, 2017. It was an exhibition on Agriculture, Horticulture, animal husbandry, Retailing and Processing technologies, Machinery and Allied Industries. The aim of the programme was facilitating interaction between the researchers, retailers and entrepreneurs of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry products.

ICAR-IIHR participated in the Exhibition and displayed the advanced horticultural production technologies of ICAR-IIHR. Technologies pertaining to fruits, vegetables, ornamental crops, medicinal crops, integrated crop management of horticulture crops, post-harvest technologies and technologies of IIHR promoted by ATIC were displayed through posters, live specimens and literature etc. for the benefit of the visitors. ICAR-IIHR stall attracted many farmers and officials.

During the three-day event, there were about 1,00,000 visitors from northern parts of India. There were about 500 exhibition stalls from across the country. This programme was coordinated by Dr T M Reddy, and Mr.R. Venketeshwara Rao and Mr.M. Lakshmipathi assisted in organising exhibition from Division of Extension and Training, ICAR-IIHR.

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