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Bitter Gourd Open Field Days

The world’s best bitter gourd will be on view in Thailand for plant breeders from around the globe

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 (narinder.dhillon@worldveg.org).

 

 

BITTER GOURD
OPEN FIELD DAYS

21 August – 6 September 2016

World Vegetable Center East and Southeast Asia/Oceania
Research and Training Station
Kasetsart University
Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand
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Plant breeders will have the opportunity to evaluate the performance of bitter gourd in the field during Bitter Gourd Open Field Days hosted by the World Vegetable Center in Thailand.