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Research Highlights

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21 Arka Borer control (Improved version of Sealer cum Healer for the control of Mango stem borer)

The innovated formulation consists of several inert materials to serve as carrier and herbal oils to be effective for one season without adding any insecticide. The swabbed formulation worked as repellent and as well as curative treatment to neutralize the eggs, early instars of larvae and grubs living on stem. It was significantly superior to control by avoiding infestation up to 8 weeks in laboratory trial and for 4 months in the field and  is suitable for both low and heavy rainfall areas, can be applied as an effective prophylactic measure.

22 Integrated management of tomato moth, Tuta absoluta on tomato under polyhouse conditions:

Tomato moth, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) is one of the major invasive pests of tomato with a potential to incur 100 % yield losses particularly under tomato grown under polyhouse conditions.   The effective package for the control of Tuta consists of use of incandescent bulb @ one bulb/150 m2  +  1 pheromone trap/300 m2 + need based spray of spinosad 0.25 ml/l/flubendiamide @ 0.20 ml/lin rotationat 3 weeks interval.  Coinciding with the peak emergence of the Tuta adults, spray of decamethrin 2.5 EC @ 1 ml/l f

23 High yielding, rust resistant pole type French bean variety, Arka Sukomal:

High yielding rust resistant pole bean variety. Plants are indeterminate which grow more than 2.0m in height. Variety takes 60 days for 1st harvest. Pods stringless, oval, green and long (23 cm). Ten pod weight:87 g. Yield potential :24 t/ha in 100 days. Suitable for both kharif & rabi seasons.

24 Muskmelon high yielding variety, Arka Siri:

It is in Tuscan cantaloupe background.  This selection is high yielding with 25t/ha as against Arka Jeet which gave 17t/ha. This selection has high TSS (12-13%) and good shelf life (5-10 days under ambient conditions), 75-80 days maturity; fruits are elongated globe shaped with brownish yellow rind color, medium netting and musky, firm, juicy dark orange flesh.

25 High yielding, powdery mildew tolerant Capsicum hybrid, Arka Athulya:


26 Multiple disease resistant Tomato hybrid, Arka Abhed (H-397)

High yielding F1 hybrid with multiple disease resistance to Tomato Leaf Curl Disease (Ty2+Ty3), Bacterial wilt, Early blight and Late blight (Ph2+ Ph3). Plants are semi-determinate with dark green foliage. Fruits are firm, oblate round & medium large (90-100g). Suitable for summer, kharif & rabi cultivation. Bred for fresh market & yields 70-75 t/ha in 140-150 days.


ARKA DAKSHA is a pure line selection with bold black seeds with brown mottling and yields 3.5 to 4 t/ha (under support), 1.8 to 2.2 t/ha without support with L-dopa content (3.72%) and L -dopa yield (150.39 kg/ha). It matures in 150 to 160 days.



ARKA SHUKLA is a pure line selection with white medium bold size seeds. It gives a seed yield of 3.0 to 3.5 t/ha under support, 2.0 t/ha under surface cultivation with an L dopa content & yield of 3.86%. It matures in 155-165 days.


ARKA SHUBRA is a pedigree selection is a white seeded line with high seed yield (4.5 to 5.5 t/ha under support, 2.25 to 2.75 t/ha under surface cultivation), high L dopa content & yield (5.43%; 269.67 kg/ha) with non irritant trichomes on pods. It matures in 180-190 days.



ARKA CHARAKA is a pedigree selection with black shiny seeded line with high seed yield (4.0 to 4.25 t/ha under support,   2.0 to 2.25 t/ha under surface cultivation), high L dopa content & yield (4.80%; 200 kg/ha) and non irritant trichomes on pods. It matures in 155-165 days.