stories from the October 2017 issue of FRESH

Ravishankar Manickam

Dr. Ravishankar Manickam has been appointed as Scientist – Vegetable Grafting at WorldVeg headquarters beginning 1 November 2017. Ravi previously worked as a Research Site Coordinator at the WorldVeg South Asia office for eight years, focusing on grafting training and participatory technology development. Ravi also served as an Assistant Professor at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India from 2006-2008. He holds a PhD in Nematology from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute.

2017-10-28T05:44:29+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: OCT2017, Welcome|Tags: |

Government officers learn about tomato grafting

By grafting tomato on wild eggplant rootstocks, farmers can avoid bacterial wilt and root knot nematode problems. In India there are now many commercial vegetable nurseries producing grafted seedlings, but high prices prevent small and marginal farmers from purchasing the seedlings.

2017-10-28T04:13:24+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Articles, OCT2017, South Asia|Tags: |