|Tag: Thailand

Partnership with HRDI to scale improved cucurbit lines

The Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI), Thailand, a WorldVeg partner, hosted a 'Transfer of Technology' event in Huay Kayeang, Kanchanaburi Province on 15 March 2017 to showcase the superior performance of WorldVeg cucurbit lines to more than 300 farmers, who viewed the demonstration plots and sampled pumpkin fruit and other pumpkin treats. -- MORE --

2017-04-25T08:55:38+00:00April 24th, 2017|Categories: APR2017, Articles, East and Southeast Asia|Tags: , , , , , |

First full-length genome sequence of the polerovirus luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV) reveals the presence of at least two consensus sequences in an isolate from Thailand

Luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV) was proposed as the name for a previously undescribed polerovirus based on partial genome sequences obtained from samples of cucurbit plants collected in Thailand between 2008 and 2013.

2016-10-22T04:50:55+00:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Recent Research|Tags: , , , , |

Land use intensification, commercialization and changes in pest management of smallholder upland agriculture in Thailand.

Greater investment is needed in the development of integrated pest management in the long-term, and health problems may be reduced in the short-term by raising awareness among farmers regarding the risks they are exposing themselves to, as well as by promoting good agricultural practices.

2016-10-22T04:50:55+00:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: Recent Research|Tags: , , , , |

AVRDC and KU renew MOU

STRENGTHENING A LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP: AVRDC and Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand signed their first Memorandum of Understanding back in 1992 to set out guidelines for research collaboration, development initiatives, and training. The International Vegetable Training Course (now in its 35th year), an intensive cucurbit breeding program in Thailand, and increased international interaction for KU scientists and students are among the many benefits realized from this most enduring and fruitful partnership, which is now set to continue: The MOU was renewed for another 25 years on 15 February 2015 by Achiraya Nunes Galante of the KU International Affairs Division and Fenton Beed, AVRDC East and Southeast Asia Regional Director. Thanks, KU!

2016-10-22T04:51:03+00:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: East and Southeast Asia, In Brief, Latest News|Tags: , |