|Tag: South Asia

Processing tomatoes for plump profits!

India is the world’s second-largest tomato producer but processes less than 1% of its harvest. To ensure tomato growers, processors and consumers benefit from the best tomato fruit available, the World Vegetable Center shared two top-performing dual purpose (fresh market and processing) tomato breeding lines with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) on 24 June 2019 at GIC-India headquarters in Bengaluru.

2019-08-13T03:09:11+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Briefing, In Brief, JULY2019, PHOTO OP|Tags: , , |

A new season for Odisha onions

In Odisha in eastern India onions are usually grown during the dry winter or Rabi season. The World Vegetable Center has now created a profitable new alternative for farmers by promoting onion production during the wet summer or Kharif season, a practice that was never considered possible because of waterlogging problems. --MORE--

2017-03-10T09:38:22+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: 2017 FRESH archive, Articles, FRESH, Latest News, MAR2017, South Asia|Tags: , , |

University of Queensland nematode researchers visit WorldVeg South Asia

Rebecca Zwart, Senior Research Fellow (Crop Nemotology) and five members from the Nematology Group, University of Southern Queensland, Australia visited WorldVeg South Asia on 1 February 2017 to learn about the Center's work in screening mungbean lines for resistance to root-lesion nematodes.

2017-03-10T08:21:57+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: 2017 FRESH archive, FRESH, MAR2017, PHOTO OP, South Asia|Tags: |