Developed an Eco-friendly formulation for the prevention of Spongy Tissue Disorder in Alphonso mango for the first time. Allelopathic weed management for sustainable production in horticultural crops
1. V. Ravindra and S. Shivashankar (2004) : Spongy tissue in ‘Alphonso’ mango – significance of seed germination events. Current Science, 87 (10):1045-1049.
2. V. Ravindra and S. Shivashankar (2006): Spongy tissue in ‘Alphonso’ mango.II. A key evidence for the causative role of seed. Current Science, 91 (12): 1712-1714. (This paper has been included under the “In This Issue” column of Current Science).
3. S. Shivashankar, V. Ravindra and L. Louis (2007): Biochemical changes in seed and mesocarp of mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv. ‘Alphonso’ and their significance during the development of spongy tissue. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 82: 35-40.
4. V. Ravindra, S. Shivashankar, T. Muraleedhara Reddy and S.C. Kotur (2010). Spongy tissue in Alphonso mango. III. Radiotracer evidence for increased mobilization of water from mesocarp to seed. Current Science, 99(5): 571-574.
The environmentally safe formulation developed for the prevention of spongy tissue will be patented and the technology will be commercialized at the earliest for the benefit of the Alphonso growers of the Konkan region of Maharashtra.
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