Field day on Okra organized at ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi

3rd October, 2016, Varanasi

A field day on Okra was organized today at ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi by its Zonal Technology Management Unit today to showcase and commercialize the promising okra varieties and advanced lines developed by the Institute.

Dr. B. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIVR expressed his keen desire for an effective collaboration with the private sector in PPP mode to extend the technologies of the Institute into farmers’ field within the ambit of ICAR guidelines.

Field day on Okra organized at ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi Field day on Okra organized at ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi

The participants visited the okra field and observed the promising materials and expressed their desire to get some of the promising advanced breeding lines, combining virus-resistance and high-yield.

The programme was attended by breeders and marketing strategists from several public and private vegetable seed-companies.

(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi)