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The World Vegetable Center will showcase its collection of better bitter gourd breeding lines during Bitter Gourd Open Field Days, 21 August – 6 September 2016 at the World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia/Oceania Research and Training Station, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand. Cucurbit breeders and plant pathologists from seed companies and public institutes are invited to come to our experimental plots to examine nearly 400 advanced breeding lines. These lines belong to different market segments popular with growers and consumers in different regions of Asia. Lines have been bred for improved yield and fruit quality and resistance to diseases such as powdery mildew, Cercospora leaf spot, and viruses using a broader gene pool derived from the global collection of bitter gourd maintained at the WorldVeg genebank. For more information and to arrange your visit, please contact Narinder Dhillon, Global Cucurbit Breeder, World Vegetable Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A mungbean learning alliance established in 2015 under the BMZ-funded “Beans with Benefits” project is bringing together researchers, farmers, extension workers, brokers, processors, millers, input suppliers and marketers to discuss issues related to mungbean production in Pakistan. --MORE--
AVRDC showcased its treasure trove of bitter gourd breeding lines during Bitter Gourd Open Field Days from 9-23 August 2015 at AVRDC East and Southeast Asia’s Research and Training Station, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand.
Mungbean has great potential to provide additional income for farmers and nutritious food for people. This important pulse crop in Asia can be harvested 2 months after sowing, which makes it an ideal fit for fallow periods in rice and wheat production systems.