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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.



32 Management of Diamond Back Moth (DBM) and Aphids in cabbage using Neem Seed Powder Pellets (NSPP)

Diamond Back Moth (DBM) Plutella xylostella  and aphid Brevicoryne brassicae are the two important pests of cabbage . Neem seed powder extract is effective for the management of several insect pests of vegetable crops including these pests.  The main limitation for using neem seed powder is cumbersome and time-consuming process of its preparation. The resulting extract is highly unstable and needs to be utilized in a very short period. Hence, it was contemplated to develop ready to use neem seed powder pellet so that these impediments can be overcome.


Arka High Humidity storage box  designed  and developed by ICAR-IIHR maintains higher relative humidity needed by green leafy vegetables to retain freshness. Green leafy vegetables such as Amaranthus, Palak, Fenugreek, Mint and Coriander stored in Arka High Humidity storage box had higher freshness, lesser physiological loss in weight (PLW%), lesser spoilage.

34 Minimally Processed Onion Technology:

Onion (Allium cepa L.) finds an important place in every culinary preparation. Peeling and cutting of onion are time consuming process. Minimally processed onion is 100 per cent usable and packed ready-to-cook product maintaining flavour and freshness and offering convenience to the end user in preparation of culinary recipes. Presently only ready-to-cook peeled multiplier onion is available in market which has a limited shelf life (2-3 day only).

35 Arka Poorna

This variety is developed from the progeny selection of the cross Purple local X Allahabad Safeda.  The plants are semi- vigorous in growth habit with prolific bearing, hence suitable for medium to high density planting. The fruits are round, medium to big in  size ( 200-230 g) with smooth, shiny pericarp. The pulp is firm, white with thick outer rind, good flavour, TSS ( 10-12 0 B) , ascorbic acid ( 190-198 mg/100 g) , medium soft seeds (  10 .0  to 12.0 kg /cm2 ) and keeping quality.

36 Arka Yojith - white onion variety developed for dehydration

Arka Yojith - white onion variety developed for dehydration

37 Okra F1 Hybrid - Arka Nikita

Arka Nikita  (F1 Hybrid):  It is a hybrid between  GMS-4 X IIIHR-299-14-11-585, has been identified for release by the Institute VTIC during 2017.



Technology for Making Papaya Fruit Bar:

39 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.

40 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.