Research Highlights

Sl No. Title Description
1 Arka Yojith - white onion variety developed for dehydration

Arka Yojith - white onion variety developed for dehydration

2 Okra F1 Hybrid - Arka Nikita

Okra F1 Hybrid - Arka Nikita

3 OSMOTIC DEHYDRATION OF FRUITS (PAPAYA, GUAVA, AONLA)

OSMOTIC DEHYDRATION OF FRUITS (PAPAYA, GUAVA, AONLA)

Technology for Making Papaya Fruit Bar:

4 Annual Report 2014-15

Annual Report 2014-15

 

5 An environmentally-safe technology (Arka Saka Nivaraka) for prevention of spongy tissue in Alphonso mango

Arka Saka Nivaraka’ - an environmentally-safe technology for prevention of spongy tissue in Alphonso mango Spongy tissue disorder of Alphonso mango has been plaguing both domestic and export marketing. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, for the first time in the world, developed an environmentally-safe formulation ‘Arka Saka Nivarak’ for prevention of spongy tissue. The invention is a result of systematic basic and strategic research efforts spread over 15 years since 1998 of Dr. V.

6 Arka Rakshak: High yielding triple disease resistant tomato F1 hybrid with export potential

Arka Rakshak: High yielding triple disease resistant tomato F1 hybrid with export potential Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is the second most important vegetable crop in India next only to potato. In India, it is cultivated over an area of 8.79 lakh hectares with a production of 182.26 lakh tonnes. The average productivity is about 20.7 tonnes per hectare. Andra Pradesh, Odissa, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Chhatishgarh and Gujarat are the major tomato-growing states in India.

7 A new whole pod edible dual purpose Pea variety Arka Apoorva

A new whole pod edible dual purpose Pea variety Arka Apoorva Garden pea (Pisum sativum L. var. hortense) also called sweet pea is a choice vegetable grown for its shelled green seeds rich in protein (7.2 %). In India, it is grown in an area of 0.35 million ha. with the production of 2.91 million metric tonnes and productivity is 8.31 t/ha. In garden peas, though whole mature fresh pods are purchased by the consumer, the fibrous pod walls are discarded and only the shelled fresh the fresh green seeds are consumed.

8 MUSHROOM FORTIFIED INSTANT RASAM MIX

Mushroom Fortified Instant Rasam Mix Mushrooms, a rich source of proteins superior to most common fruits and vegetables with the exception of beans and peas provide 29% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) for vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and 23% of the RDI for niacin and are the only natural vegetarian source of vitamin D. Mushrooms are a better source of iron as compared to vegetables and thus can be an effective tool to mitigate iron malnutrition in the country. Due to their low glycemic index and zero cholesterol, they are specially recommended for diabetics and cardiac health.

9 National Conference on "Fruit Breeding in Tropics and Subtropics - An Indian Perspective"

National Conference on "Fruit Breeding in Tropics and Subtropics - An Indian Perspective" Fruit breeding has seen a paradigm shift from the conventional methods viz., introduction, selection, hybridization and mutation to next generation high throughput sequencing. Research in breeding of fruit crops encompassing a wide array of unique questions cannot be extrapulated based on the results of Arabidopsis. Availability of valuable germplasm is a prerequisite for crop improvement.There is an urgent need for conservation and evaluation of indigenous varieties in various fruit crops.

10 Technology (Sealer cum healer) for Mango Trunk borer management

Technology (Sealer cum healer) for Mango Trunk borer management: The mango stem borer (Batocera rufomaculata Cerambycidae: Coleoptera)is increasingly becoming a menace in the older (>10 years) mango orchads across the country. Several thousands of trees have been lost in the last decade. The borer, a beetle of almost 4- 5 cm length, lays eggs on the main trunk of relatively older mango trees during May and December. The grubs bore and eat below the bark. As it grows, the tunnelling is extensive but below the bark, mostly invisible from outside.