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2017 Seed & Seedling Festival

It was a great day: The sun was shining and the vegetables came out to play! The annual Seed & Seedling Festival hosted by the Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station (DARES) in Xinhua, Taiwan delighted thousands of visitors who attended the event on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

2017-12-16T03:21:28+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles, DEC2017, DEC2017, Latest News|Tags: |

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: |