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Tomato gene involved in viral infection and heat stress identified

The National Institute of Plant Genome Research's scientific team has observed that two genes (SlDEAD23 and SlDEAD35) help plants to withstand biotic and abiotic stresses...............

Operation Greens launched to stablize top crop prices

Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs 500 crores to stabilize the supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops and to ensure their availability throughout the country round the year without price volatility...…………..

IIVR scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomato

A group of scientists from the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Varanasi have studied the role and mechanism of action of a key molecule, proline, in enhancing stress tolerance in tomato...............

Wild tomatoes can help in making commercial varieties disease-free

Scientists have identified biochemical and molecular mechanisms in wild tomato that makes them resistant to early blight. This knowledge can be used to improve commercial varieties and develop tomato cultivars resistant to EB in future..................

India looks at scaling up its horticulture potential

India makes 286 million tonnes of horticulture produce from about 24.4 million hectare, mentioned Mr Radha Mohan Singh while addressing an Inter-Session Meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee.....

Horticulture crop production estimated to be around 283.36 million tonnes during...

The figures are based on the 3rd advance estimates for 2015-16 of area and production of released horticulture crops.....